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UK to shake up civil litigation rules

Apr 4, 2011 The UK government is considering changes to civil litigation rules in an attempt to ensure that the administration of justice is quicker and cheaper. One of the major areas being targeted for reform is the practice…

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ECHR ruling: no more large 'success fees'

Jan 22, 2011 The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that law firms cannot charge large success fees as part of Conditional Fee Agreements. The proceeding began ten years ago when Naomi Campbell claimed that the Daily Mirror…

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Leading UK firms reassess retirement policy

Jan 14, 2011 Leading UK firms are reassessing their retirement policies ahead of legislative changes that will abolish the default retirement age of 65 for UK employees. Firm managers are also keeping a close eye on the court…

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Litigation funding on the up

Nov 16, 2010 The New York Times has reported that investors are looking to litigation for new investment opportunities. They fund a wide range of litigation, from medical malpractice claims, divorce battles and class actions against…

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Things are looking up for US class-action lawyers

Nov 10, 2010 US class action lawyers will rest a little easier after argument in the Supreme Court in the case of AT&T v Conception on Tuesday. The judgment will not be handed down until next year, but there were indications that the…

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NY judge rules 4 year old can be sued for negligence

Nov 2, 2010 In a surprising ruling, the New York Times has reported that a judge presiding over the State Supreme Court in Manhattan has ruled that a 4 year old girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle…

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