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MoJ could face judicial review challenge over civil cost reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Charitable group the Public Law Project (PLP) has threatened to launch a legal challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s civil costs and funding reforms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Shadow justice minister attacks Jackson costs reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter called on personal injury lawyers to get their clients involved in the fight to amend the government’s proposals on civil litigation costs.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Volume disputes set for huge upheaval as MoJ backs Jackson on civil litigation reform – Legal Week

“Success fees look set to be ushered in for complex commercial cases, ironically just as the Government unveiled reforms expected to severely restrict their widespread use in volume personal injury claims.”

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Legal Week, 7th April 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Harry Potter and the Order of the High Court – The Lawyer

“The man who is suing Harry Potter author JK Rowling and publishers Bloomsbury has been ordered by the High Court to pay £1.6m as security for costs or the claim will be struck out.”

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The Lawyer, 6th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011 – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Master of the Rolls has received a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs on an increase to the Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th April 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bar Council Establishes CLAF Group in Response to Proposed Jackson Reforms – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today established a working group to explore the viability of a Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF) in the wake of the Government’s response to its consultation on civil litigation costs.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 1st April 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Clarke announces major overhaul of civil justice – Ministry of Justice

“The first major overhaul of the civil justice system in 15 years and reform of controversial ‘no win no fee’ deals were announced by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 29th March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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