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The Effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on Intellectual Property Litigation
We have an adversarial system of civil litigation in England and Wales as do most other English speaking countries. In an adversarial system the parties choose the issues over which they wish to fight and produce the evidence that they want the tribunal to consider. By contrast, most of the rest...
More on the 51st Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. The changes come into force on 6 April 2010.A new CPD 39.2 is created which reads: “Where there is a dispute about the insurance premium in a staged policy (which has the same meaning as in paragraph 19.4(3A)) it will normally be sufficient for...
A further definition from The (Alternative) Legal Costs Dictionary:After-the-event (ATE) insurance policy n. a policy of insurance whereby the insurer seeks a large premium in respect of something which the insurer has assessed as carrying little or no risk. In the unlikely event that a judge...
As the tension mounts as to what might be going through the mind of Lord Justice Jackson as he prepares his final report on his civil costs review, might he be influenced by the litigation landscape north of the boarder? The recently published Report of the Scottish Civil Courts Review states...
In a previous posting (read here) I discussed the old rules relating to providing information about the funding of a claim. The latest update to the Civil Procedure Rules has made important amendments which came into force on 1st October 2009.The old CPR 44.3B read:“(1) A party may not...