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Discount rate judicial review hearing

Damages Act 1996 – ABI’s judicial review of Lord Chancellor’s decision to set a discount rate by 31 January 2017 – decision expected on Friday 20 January… 585 more words

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Supreme Court rules on three cases arising from the war on terror

On 17 January the Supreme Court handed down three judgments in cases arising from recent military campaigns. Claims had been brought against the UK Government on matters such as the scope of tort liability and certain Convention rights. 533 more words

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MPs debate access to justice and ‘whiplash’ - 11 January 2017

Debates in Westminster Hall take place away from the main Commons chamber and generally serve to raise awareness of the subject matter. Access to justice, debated this Wednesday, is an important topic, covering current MoJ “whiplash reforms” (small claims limit for personal injuries and general damages for minor soft tissue injuries) as well as employment tribunal fees, legal aid and court closures. 999 more words

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Jobs of the week: December 16, 2016

Networking: this is the magic word.

I am sure we all heard it. Yet we still apply for jobs the ‘regular’ way. I do both. Do you know what else I do? 255 more words

Discount rate announcement due by 31 January

The Ministry of Justice will conclude its long-standing review of the discount rate used to calculate personal injury awards by 31 January 2017. This news appeared at 07:00 this morning with the Ministry releasing a regulatory news story on the London Stock Exchange’s news feed. 402 more words

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Justice Select Committee - Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2016

On 25 November, my colleague Terry Renouf posted a short blog that included a link to the Lord Chief Justice’s 2016 annual report. A few days earlier, on 22 November Lord Thomas, the current LCJ, had appeared before the Justice Committee to discuss his annual report with members of the Select Committee. 428 more words

The Lord Chief Justice says…

We see but a part of the UK’s Justice system and are quick to complain about its shortcomings but the challenges are not always obvious nor the competing demands of other areas of the law. 157 more words

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