Funding & Costs

Better access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Migrant children separated from their parents can now get faster and easier access to legal aid, after new legislation came into forc

25 Oct 2019

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Bar

10 Oct 2019

A call to arms

Legal aid appears to have developed a mythical status in the higher courts when deciding the pre-LASPO funding-switch cases, says Jonathan Wheele

11 Sep 2019

Civil Justice Council plans to help vulnerable parties in civil courts

Recommendations on how to support vulnerable claimants and defendants in the civil courts have been put forward by the Civil Justic

10 Sep 2019

Lack of clarity in government response to its consultation on the provision of m

There is insufficient clarity in the government’s response to its consultation on the future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident (RTA) related claims, according to Gordo

09 Sep 2019

Prime Minister Johnson urged to place criminal and civil justice at heart of pri

As most people expected, Britain has a new prime minister in Boris Johnson MP and the Law Society immediately sent a plea asking him to put the “crumbling” crimina

26 Jul 2019

Solicitors struggle to adjust to costs regime

Solicitors are still struggling to keep within the confines of the new costs regime, according to a survey of cost

21 Jan 2019

Jackson’s unanswered questions

Francis Kendall considers whether a reduction in the hourly rates for incurred costs on detailed assessment should also be applied to budgete

12 Sep 2017

‘Game-changer’ for UK litigators with launch of first DBA insurance

UK firms can ‘now pursue similar growth’ to their US counterparts, according t

24 May 2017