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Courts are taking an increasingly tough stance on non-compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), a litigation expert says, following comments by a High Court judge that parties that do not comply with court rules and practice directions will be likely to face "severe sanctions".
Nearly half of the UK's 50 largest law firms by revenue have announced job cuts over the past year, with the number of roles placed under threat of redundancy since May 2012 fast approaching the 1,500 mark.
Number of firms satisfied with SRA relationship falls to lowest ever level. The proportion of law firms describing compliance costs as "harmful" to their businesses has risen to almost 60 per cent.
Jackson's 10 per cent increase in damages not enough to compensate. Professor Paul Fenn has warned that the Jackson reforms and extension of the RTA portal will result in lower damages for clients.
Further deregulation of the legal market is in the offing as a result of two initiatives at the Ministry of Justice, it can be revealed. One is a post-legislative review of the Legal Services Act 2007, while the second is work that has begun internally to consider "how the regulatory landscape might be simplified and to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the sector".
The legal profession has united in its opposition to the government’s proposals for fee cuts and reforms which lawyers say will ‘sabotage’ the criminal justice system.
Victims and relatives of some of the best-known victims of miscarriages of justice in recent years will speak at the rally on Wednesday morning, organised by the Criminal Law Solicitors Association and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association.
Kazakhstan has emerged as an unlikely source of a flood of lawsuits rapidly turning Britain into the world's preferred location for legal dogfights involving tycoons and international companies.
More large law firms are expected to fail over next few years and the risk of theft of client funds is rising, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned.
His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC has made the point that case management is costs management and vice-versa.
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