- April 19, 2017
Fixed recoverable costs – The Big Debate: Birmingham perspectives and pilot scheme glimpses
I was fortunate to have the chance to attend Jackson LJ’s fixed recoverable costs seminar in Birmingham on 16 March 2017, which focused on mercantile and business litigation. Those of you who have been following Practical Law’s coverage of Jackson LJ’s fixed recoverable costs review will be aware that he has been chairing a series … Continue reading Fixed recoverable costs – The Big Debate: Birmingham perspectives and pilot scheme glimpses →
- January 4, 2017
E-justice: trials and tribulations
The world is becoming increasingly e-centric. Many of us struggle to remember a time when we could not shop and bank online, communicate via social media, or undertake a range of “life admin” tasks at the click of a mouse or swipe of a screen. Against this backdrop, it is perhaps unsurprising that a growing … Continue reading E-justice: trials and tribulations →
- October 31, 2016
Sailing through the CCMCC: Hints and tips for practitioners
Practical Law Dispute Resolution often receives questions about various aspects of practice and procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) at Salford. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to visit the CCMCC and see for myself some of the practical and logistical issues that arise during the processing of pleadings, applications and … Continue reading Sailing through the CCMCC: Hints and tips for practitioners →
- September 7, 2016
Matters of Judgment: The Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines and post-registration settlements
The Practical Law Dispute Resolution team are receiving a growing number of Ask Practical Law queries relating to the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines (“the Register”). These have highlighted some of the grey areas within the current regime for the registration of County Court and High Court judgments, which is underpinned by the Register … Continue reading Matters of Judgment: The Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines and post-registration settlements →
- July 25, 2016
The County Court Legal Advisers Pilot Scheme: judicial triage in action
During a recent visit to the County Court Money Claims Centre in Salford (CCMCC), I was taken aback to learn that in the year April 2015 to March 2016, the CCMCC issued 322,000 claims. In this “age of austerity” and with judicial time and resources at a premium, how is HMCTS responding to the challenge of … Continue reading The County Court Legal Advisers Pilot Scheme: judicial triage in action →
- January 21, 2016
Consent orders: is reaching settlement only half the battle?
So, the other side has finally agreed terms of settlement, and all you have to do now is draw up a consent order. That should be easy enough, shouldn’t it? Well, perhaps not.
- September 25, 2015
Practical Law’s breakfast roundtable on the Insurance Act 2015
On 24 September 2015 I attended Practical Law’s breakfast roundtable, Preparing for the Insurance Act 2015.