Litigation

MOJ launches fixed recoverable costs consultation

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up t

Full capacity: should you take instructions from client?

Litigators should be attuned to capacity issues before taking or proceedings with client instructions, warns Hanna

Going it alone: facing the family court without legal representation

The growing numbers of litigants in person in the family courts is having a major impact on the dispute resolution process in general and on those involved in particular, including lawyers, say

In a spin

Anti-money laundering procedures are going under the microscope in 2019. Hannah Gannagé-Stewart looks at why no firm is exempt from needing top-notch AML compliance goin

Uncertainty persists around fee-charging McKenzie Friends

The Judicial Executive Board (JEB) has called on the government to decide on the legitimacy of fee-earning Mckenzie Friends, following its three-year consultation on possible reforms to th

Thoroughly modern disclosure

A new pilot scheme intends to bring about a change in attitude to disclosure but its success will require commitment from all concerned, says Francesc

Housing court proposals met with scepticism

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) thi