Litigation

'Floodgates' warning prompted by plan to legalise remote wills witnessing

Lawyers warn of a floodgate of disputes after the government announced it will legalise remote witnessing of wills retrospectively from 31 January 2020

27 Jul 2020

Clarifying business interruption policies

A test case by the financial regulator should clarify where business interruption insurance policies should pay out, says Lauren Cormack

23 Jul 2020

Unrepresented

Litigants in person are getting a raw deal. Catherine Baksi reports

08 Jul 2020

MoJ consultation on extending judicial power to depart from EU law

Only the most senior British courts should be given powers to depart from retained EU case law from 31 December, says a government consultation 

06 Jul 2020

Calls for ADR to beat impending ‘tsunami’ of civil claims

A backlog of civil cases, ineffective IT and covid-19-related claims will trigger a “tsunami” of litigation in the civil justice system, a report warns

01 Jul 2020

Lockdown devastates conveyancing, criminal and immigration practices

High street lawyers are hit “hard and fast” by covid-19 with residential conveyancing suffering disproportionately, a significant report has found

18 Jun 2020

Passing the buck

Alec Samuels considers employers’ liability for the negligence or wrongdoing of employees and independent contractors

11 Jun 2020

Dispute resolution at a distance

Remote hearing capabilities are accelerating to meet the pandemic challenges, says Ricky Cella

08 Jun 2020

Report calls for reform of remote civil courts

A major report published today on the impact of covid-19 on civil court users recommends immediate steps to be taken

05 Jun 2020