The Parliamentary Select Committee on Soft Power has warned the Coalition Government that it’s visa reforms and more hostile tone toward immigration are afflicting it’s reputation in the world (see)
The Department of Transport recently published its Quarterly Provisional Estimates for Reported Road Casualties in Britain. The report covers the year ending September 2013. The figures show that the yearly number of casualties fell in comparison to the previous year.
Yesterday, we successfully resisted our opponent’s application to set aside two orders for pre-action disclosure. We resisted the application on the following grounds:
James Dalton, head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers, has proposed the dispensation of compensation for law-value RTA claims where the injuries are minor in favour of a rehab‑only scheme. The justification for this radical proposal is unclear from the article, though it seems to be part of the insurance industry’s wider aversion to purported exaggerated and fraudulent RTA claims. Continue reading
An excellent overview of the practical effects of the Jackson reforms on civil litigation:
A new paragraph 25 of the model directions for all matters in the Royal Courts of Justice constitutes the first major blow to the procedural stringency of the post-Mitchell era.
Specifically, the paragraph enables parties to agree to extend time for up to 28 days without the need to apply to the court: Continue reading