Aldred v Cham19/12/2019
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Aldred v Cham is of interest to those who handle, and appear in court on, claims that start life within the RTA Pre-Action Protocol and then drop out of it. The most common reason for such claims leaving the Protocol (‘PAP’) is liability being denied by the Def…
Doubts cast over 2020 Personal Injury Reforms08/11/2019
The Law Gazette has reported this morning that the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) is yet to discuss the development of Pre-Action Protocol which will be necessary for the new Litigant in Person friendly portal, which is scheduled to be launched in April 2020.Minutes of CPRC meetings show tha…
Failure to attend trial does not mean failure to attend on time23/09/2019
The High Court has drawn a distinction between non-attendance at trial and late attendance at trial.In Akita & Another v The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland  EWHC 1712, Mr Justice Martin Spencer was considering an appeal from Recorder Mitchell’s decision dismissing an applicati…
Consultation on the Abolition of Section 21 and Assured Shorthold Tenancies09/09/2019
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a consultation on the abolition of section 21 Housing Act 1988 and Assured Shorthold Tenancies.