The team knows of one eminent silk whose greatest apprehension prior to appearing in the Court of Appeal is not about his (meticulous) case preparation or his (encyclopaedic) legal knowledge, but whether the Court will raise some hitherto unnoticed issue with pagination….
In May 2023 the Civil Justice Council published its Costs Review setting out its recommended alterations to the rules governing costs in respect of claims issued in the courts of England and Wales. In summary, as regards costs budgeting the Review found…
This week’s Dekagram is all about jurisdiction and in particular the application of the post-Brexit rules on service outside the jurisdiction. As anticipated, Brexit has led to an avalanche of contested applications around jurisdiction, some of them relating to proceedings issued prior…
You wait ages for a government consultation, and then they all come along at once. Not only is the consultation on fixed recoverable costs ongoing (particularly excitingly, given that the regime is only a week from implementation), the (mixed) results are in…
This week’s Dekagram features carriage by air, sea and torpedo, and some interesting developments brought to our attention by our network of friends. We’re very grateful to our readers for keeping us so well-informed; we aim to reciprocate and to pay it…
We have previously written about the particular considerations pertaining to expert evidence in claims involving either foreign law or a foreign jurisdiction, but one area which bears further scrutiny is the rapidly developing field of cross border clinical negligence claims. So-called ‘medical…
Just as the team settled down to enjoy the unusual rendering of the national anthems at the rugby World Cup this weekend, we were distracted by the publication by the Department for Business and Trade of its guidance on the Retained EU…
This week we bring news of another government consultation, this one relating to the licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in England and Wales. This is something the team has been discussing even since before Dominique Smith wrote her book on cross border…
So that’s it. We’ve had A level and GCSE results, the late August Bank Holiday, the now traditional holiday air traffic control meltdown, and the Summer is over. And as we hurtle towards Christmas (117 days to go, since you ask) our…
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