Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012: Includes:  20 steps to Maximising a Catastrophic Injury Claim - Stuart McKechnie

20 Steps to Maximising a Catastrophic Injuries Claim – Stuart McKechnie

Writing an article about how to maximise a catastrophic injury claim within 2100 words is an extremely hard ask. In this article I have focused on 20 key points that can make a difference to the landscape of such a claim…

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Signing on the Dotted Line – Charles Cuthbert

Correctly signing a Bill of Costs can easily be overlooked by a busy solicitor when you are inundated with work and have numerous important deadlines to meet. However the consequences of failing to complete this task correctly can be dire…

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Are We All Ready for Change? – Paul Reason

A new CPR rule 44.4(5) is to be introduced. This rule will state as follows…

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Detailed Assessment Proceedings CPR Part 47 – Peter Jones

Detailed Assessment proceedings can be a complex minefield which can cause confusion from Litigants in Person to professionals in the legal industry. Draconian sanctions can be applied (for example failure to serve a certain document with the Notice of Commencement – CPD32.3) or even in relation to Counsel’s fees (for example CPD 20.4 states if Counsel’s success fee is challenged in the Points of Dispute, these must be sent to Counsel within 3 days of service, who in turn must respond within 10 days if he accepts the reduction and failure to comply means Counsel automatically accepts the reduction)…

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