The Jackson reforms came into force on 1 April 2013 and over seven months later are still the hot topic on every litigator’s lips.
There is a fundamental misconception that unmarried couples have a legal status of “common law wife/husband” within England & Wales and will be protected legally and financially should they separate. This could not be further from the truth.
Are you unsure as to what documents to provide the Law Costs Draftsman for billing? Is your billing process being slowed by further paperwork being requested from you? Does it seem to be taking forever for you to receive payment on your matters?
Planning for a safe and secure future is even more important these days - pension pots are not as substantial and both the younger and older generations need more financial support than ever before.
In my last blog, I was looking at the ways in which you can try and force an opponent to mediate.
As a member of Resolution I am committed to dealing with my clients' matters in a non-confrontational and prompt manner. However, in the few weeks before any holiday period such an approach becomes more difficult to maintain, often as a result of a …
Figures published by the Office for National Statistics suggest that Britain’s population is set to age dramatically. By 2037 the number of over 80s in the UK is set to more than double.
Stress, depression and anxiety could amount to disabilities requiring reasonable adjustments
Following on from my previous blog where I briefly looked at the costs sanctions that the Court can impose when a party does not respond to an invitation to mediate, are there any steps that you can take to ‘gently’ persuade an opponent to mediate?
In one high value and complex commercial case I am dealing with the other side recently proposed a mediation and I responded by proposing the names of 3 individuals who I considered would be suitable mediators for the dispute.
The FCA has just provided an update on the review status of the 29,817 customers who have been sold interest rate hedging products.
The final hearing in a high value divorce case is under way as Mrs Michelle Young seeks to establish the extent of her former husband’s wealth. Mrs Young has said she will settle for a £300 million lump sum together with payment of her legal costs.