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21 Dec 2012
Restricting before the event (BTE) insurance cover for legal fees to a prescribed rate will not breach an insured party's right to choose its own lawyer, providing that the prescribed rate is reasonable, the Court of Appeal has said.
20 Dec 2012
Members of the public faced with the prospect of bringing a claim for defamation or breach of privacy against a large media organisation will in the future be protected against having to pay the other side's costs if the case is lost, the Government...
17 Dec 2012
OPINION: A seemingly attractive plan to make judges responsible for predicting the cost of court action is not the best way to encourage the accurate prediction of costs, but it is better than nothing.
13 Dec 2012
A judge has agreed to limit a Shetland Islands environmental group's liability for legal costs to £5,000 in its judicial review of the Scottish Government's decision to grant planning permission to a 103-turbine wind farm.
12 Dec 2012
The European Parliament has given its backing to a package of measures which will give businesses the chance to patent their inventions in 25 EU member states by filing a single application.
11 Dec 2012
HSBC has agreed to pay more than $1.9 billion to settle claims that the systems it had in place to prevent money laundering activity were insufficient.
Plans to enable inventors to obtain patent protection across the bulk of the EU moved closer to being approved on Monday after EU Ministers gave their backing to a proposed new framework.
03 Dec 2012
A code of conduct for third-party litigation funders is "working well" one year on from its adoption and there are no plans to replace it with a system of mandatory regulation, according to one of its authors.
30 Nov 2012
An arbitration system proposed by Lord Leveson's report on press standards will embolden regional newspaper publishers to use stories they would otherwise 'spike', an expert has said.
28 Nov 2012
The "bitter" public dispute between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the former chief executive of software firm Autonomy shows why confidential dispute resolution and arbitration should be considered rather than resolving disputes in the courts, an expert has...