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A whirlwind six months

Georgina Squire reflects on the groundbreaking judgments and procedural changes litigators have had to get to grips with and looks ahead to the possible impact of Brexit

5 July 2017

The past six months have been full of surprises, across all spheres. Litigation is no exception and 2017 will undoubtedly be remembered by litigators as the year of game-changing judgments. We’ve also had to get to grips with e-filing in the Rolls Building and have the uncertainty of Brexit to look forward to.

So, what have litigators managed to pack into the first six months of this year? For a start, a number of groundbreaking decisions that will significantly impact on the way we as solicitors practise going forward, the insurance market, and after-the-event insurance and third-party funding. This article gives a brief snapshot of this year’s most talked-about cases so far.

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