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Third Party Funding: Where are we now?

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We are all, to some degree, familiar with the rules regarding maintenance and champerty and the long standing consensus that parties without an interest in proceedings should not be given the opportunity to meddle with the disputes of others ( British Cash...

Late Acceptance of an Open Offer: Conduct and the Effect on Costs

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The matter of Patience v Tanner & Another [2016] EWCA Civ 158 provides helpful guidance on offers which are made outside the realms of Part 36 where conduct is an issue in considering the award of costs. The appeal was heard by Justice Gross, Lady...

Relief from sanctions relating to late service of a request for an oral hearing following provisional assessment: Deputy District Judge Hill considers Denton does not apply

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On 4 March 2016 Deputy District Judge Hill made it clear that failure to correctly serve a request for an oral hearing following provisional assessment will not be tolerated. Martin v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust involved a minor tripping claim...

Nokes v Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust [2015]: High Court guidance on the recoverability of post-Jackson clinical negligence ATE policies

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Nokes v NHS displays the current High Court views on post LASPO ATE premiums and the considerations in determining proportionality and reasonableness. This case involved a claim for clinical negligence where the Claimant had obtained an After The Event...

Asghar & Anor v Ahmad & Others: A warning to those issuing against multiple Defendants

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Asghar v Ahmad [2015] EWHC 2234 A recent decision in the High Court Queen's Bench Division may make Claimant Solicitors think twice when issuing proceedings against multiple Defendants. Mr Justice Jeremy Baker recently concluded that the unsuccessful...