Class Actions, Litigation Funding and the Law

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK
Stefan R M Lancy

Class actions, or 'representative proceedings' as they're more formally known, have emerged from being a little used legal mechanism to a significant ...

What Does a One Nation Justice Policy Mean in a Global Legal Marketplace?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Wigley

According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.

Legal Fees and Cancer Drugs: The Cost to the NHS Is the Same

Adam Staten | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Adam Staten

Last year the NHS spent £1.1 billion to settle legal claims and this is expected to rise to £1.4 billion this year. The majority of this money does not go to the injured parties. To put this expenditure into context, the NHS spends approximately £1.3 billion annually on cancer drugs.

Banks Aren't Over the Worst of It

Nick Rowles-Davies | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Nick Rowles-Davies

It is a good bet that the year ahead is to be incredibly interesting for those with a sharp eye on litigation - and cases against banks will be a key focus. Experts in the legal world are already predicting there will be a slew of notable big cases going through the High Court in 2014...

Lawyers May Charge £850 an Hour, but We Should Be Proud of the UK's Legal Services Industry

Nick Rowles-Davies | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Nick Rowles-Davies

The UK has a proud history of exporting goods and know-how. Sadly, incidents of this are few and far between in the modern age. But our legal services and court system is a key and growing export, admired and used across the globe.

Divorce Litigation - Lessons to be Learned

Chris McIntosh | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris McIntosh

After nearly seven years of litigation, Scot and Michelle Young finally received judgment on Friday (22 November 2013) in respect of dividing their fi...

The Great Interest Rate Swap Saga: Are You Eligible for Consequential Losses

Andrew Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Brown

According to the FCA, more than 25,000 sales are in the process of being assessed by the banks and the first letters offering compensation have been sent out. The FCA expects most customers will be informed of the result of their review and of any possible basic redress (the repayment of the sums paid by the customer under the 'swap') by the end of the year.

Are We Courting a US-Style Appetite for Litigation?

Nick Rowles-Davies | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Nick Rowles-Davies

A man called Ernie Chambers once filed a court action against God. His claim against the Almighty was for "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

Safety never takes a holiday

Katie Mickleburgh | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK
Katie Mickleburgh

Reputation matters. Individuals, businesses, charities and all types of entities are taking more and more proactive action and, in some cases, aggress...

Banks Years Away From Sorting Reputation Deficit

Nick Rowles-Davies | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Nick Rowles-Davies

Banks are throwing piles of cash at dealing with the self-made disaster zone that currently trails in their wake. But they are years away from achieving their clear-up goal - and there are various reasons why.

Divorce Law: the Argument for Reform

Sandra Davis | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Sandra Davis

What has gone so wrong with the legal regulation of families if costly, unpredictable and, ultimately unsatisfactory, litigation is pretty much inevitable following separation?

A Legal View From America

Lisa Rickard | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Rickard

The UK government is taking important steps to promote growth and free businesses from the entangling web of red tape. At the same time, changes to the British legal framework, such as the rise of TPLF, risk undermining those positive developments

The Arbitrariness of Arbitration?

Sandra Davis | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Davis

Last Wednesday saw the launch of the family arbitration scheme. The scheme allows separating couples to appoint an arbitrator from a panel of barristers and solicitors to resolve family disputes.

Lotus Renault GP and Nick Heidfeld announce separation

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

Will there be life after Lotus Renault GP for Heidfeld? That question remains to be seen but many have suggested that perhaps the German series DTM or even the Le Mans series could be an intriguing racing series for a man who drives smoothly and scores points.