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Re K and H (Children): There is no power to cause HMCTS to meet the costs of representation for a litigant in person

Where a litigant in family proceedings is unrepresented because he is ineligible for legal aid, can the court direct that the cost of representation be met by H.M. Courts and Tribunals Service? No.

The question has been considered in a small number…

Orman v Cihangir & Octagon Insurance

Judgment was given by Her Honour Judge Baucher sitting at the County Court at Central London on 15th May 2015. It considered the relatively new provisions in respect of qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) and fundamental dishonesty.

The matter related to a…

Enhanced court fees: mitigating the impact

Despite widespread criticism from the legal community, on 9th March 2015 the government implemented a crippling rise in court fees in England & Wales.  Aware of the potentially devastating effect on claimants, lawyers throughout the country worked feverishly to protect their clients’…

Davis Solicitors LLP v Raja & Another [2015] EWHC 519 (QB)

This was an appeal in the High Court against a Circuit Judge’s refusal to grant relief from sanctions. William Dean represented the Respondents at the appeal hearing. The appeal was dismissed.

Mr Raja and Ms Riaz (“the Respondents”) were clients of Davis…

IT & Insurance

Times are changing for us.  Two issues that highlight that are information technology and insurance.
Many courts have previously promulgated guidance on lodging/serving electronic documents.  However, the Civil Justice Council’s Advisory Group on Online Dispute Resolution has concluded its…

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