The New Intermediate Track

Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations and proposals as we all know have had a widespread impact upon the legal industry. His further proposals, as part of his Supplemental Report proposes a new intermediate track which is widely being billed as potentially the biggest change of all. The proposals are going to be considered by the Lord…

Update: Fixed Costs in Clinical Negligence matters

Clinical negligence cases can follow countless pathways before they settle. Unlike low value road traffic accidents or accident at work claims, the prospect of successfully implementing a standardised approach to clinical negligence claims is therefore far lower. As a result of the numerous possibilities in clinical negligence cases, it has been far more difficult for…

Relief from Sanctions in 2017: An Overview

Comparing Recent Decisions on the Granting of Relief from Sanctions and Considering the Implications Thereof The sensible place to start an article comparing recent decisions relating to relief from sanctions, is by considering the rules themselves. CPR 3.9 provides: “(1) On an Application for relief from sanctions imposed for a failure to comply with any…