Funding

Jersey backs third-party litigation funding

For the first time ever, a court in Jersey has backed the use of third-party litigation funding agreements

08 Dec 2011

Jackson LJ tells solicitors to rely on new third-party funding code

Lord Justice Jackson has said he anticipates that in the future solicitors will tell clients only to enter third-party funding agreements based on the new code, launched at the Royal Courts o

23 Nov 2011

Court of Appeal judgments to be televised

Ken Clarke, justice secretary, has told the Commons that the government will legislate to remove the ban on cameras i

06 Sep 2011

Falling on deaf ears

Despite more than 5,000 responses to the government’s consultation, the legal aid bill offers few concessions. If enacted, it could deprive nearly 70 per cent of people currently eligible for lega

27 Jun 2011

Lord Judge launches Twitter consultation

Only the press could be allowed to tweet live from court under proposals unveiled by the Lord Chief Justic

07 Feb 2011

Caste aside?

Evidence of caste discrimination has been discovered, but will it be enough to persuade the government to implement legislation? Louise Fernandes-Owe

07 Feb 2011

Treading carefully

Children should only be taken into care for the right reasons, argues Finol

01 Feb 2011

Couple loses claim over surrogate baby

A couple who paid thousands of pounds to a surrogate mother they had met over the internet have lost their legal battle to make her hand over the baby because it would not be in the child’

24 Jan 2011

The third degree

It may be early days for the third-party funding industry, but it has already generated plenty of hype and provoked extensive debate. Jon Robins questions those on the frontline about its potentia

22 Nov 2010