LITIGANTS IN PERSON: THE LAWYER’S DUTY AND WITNESS STATEMENTS

  The Judiciary Working Group on Litigants in Person has been published and is available at http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Reports/lip_2013.pdf It is worth reading for anyone involved in cases where litigants in person are involved. These always involve additional challenges. The lawyer’s duties…

AVOIDING NEGLIGENCE 2 :  NOT EVERY PERSONAL INJURY LIMITATION PERIOD IS THREE YEARS.

AVOIDING NEGLIGENCE 2 : NOT EVERY PERSONAL INJURY LIMITATION PERIOD IS THREE YEARS.

“THOSE LIMITATION PERIODS THAT CAN BITE YOU IN THE BOTTOM” It can come to a shock to some litigators that not every action has a three year limitation period. Some have a two year period and some less than that.  …

AVOIDING NEGLIGENCE 1 : THE THREE YEAR LIMITATION PERIOD: HOW DOES ANYONE MISS IT?

AVOIDING NEGLIGENCE 1 : THE THREE YEAR LIMITATION PERIOD: HOW DOES ANYONE MISS IT?

How does anyone miss a three year limitation period?  The basic answer is usually some kind of maladministration.  Often a failure of the diary system.  Someone has inserted the wrong month, occasionally the wrong year. Sometimes there is no diary…

AVOIDING NEGLIGENCE : A LAWYER'S GUIDE

I am writing a series of posts on the topic of “how not to get sued”.  This is mainly aimed at personal injury practitioners, however many of the posts relate to procedure and will be of more general interest. There…

Implementation of Part 2 of the the Justice and Security Act 2013 into the CPR

The Civil Procedure (amendment No 5) Rules 2013 

New Court Fees after the 1st July 2013

The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2 ) Order 2013

SERVICE, FAULTS AND …. THE MATCH IS OVER

SERVICE, FAULTS AND …. THE MATCH IS OVER

As Wimbledon is underway it is worth reminding ourselves that even apparently minor faults in service can be fatal to an action.  This is illustrated by the decision in Venulum Property Investments Ltd –v- Space Architecture Ltd &  9 others …

Useful Links on Civil Litigation Brief

Useful Links on Civil Litigation Brief

Make sure you check out the links section on Civil Litigation Brief, it contains some useful links for all litigators  including the new link to  the Ministry of Justice website which provides model standard orders for directions.

Extensions of time after Jackson: Safety First

Extensions of time after Jackson: Safety First

Taking a close look at the decision in Atrium Training Services [2013] EWHC regarding extensions of time and its practical significance for litigators  One of my main reasons for starting this blog was to keep a close eye on developments…