Small Claims Limit – when will it go up to 15k?

The small claims limit remains at £10,000 for now and £1,000 for personal injury and housing disrepair. But the public should be aware that the government is always on the look out to change this, often because of the perceived pressure of rising motor insurance premiums.  This UK Parliament website helps to stay in touch…

Court of Appeal decision on After The Event Insurance

Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v McMenemy and Nottingham University Hospitals Foundation Trust v Reynolds [2017] EWCA Civ 1941   There has been a recent landmark ruling around the problem lawyers have been experiencing even since the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force.     The problem…

Is No Win No Fee really, “No Fee”?

The general public often do not realise that No Win No Fee, especially since the advent of the  Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, does not necessarily mean what it says.  The simple truth is that it is often the case that, even where a client loses, they end up saddled with…

Online Courts?

The government is interested in introducing “online solutions court” amongst other initiatives as was announced in the Queen’s Speech last year as part of their proposed Civil Liability Bill:

Queen’s speech confirms whiplash reform and court modernisation