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MoJ ‘spending millions’ to cope with LiPs

Statistics published this week showed unrepresented parties reaching record levels at the family courts. Powered by WPeMatico
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IPO hints at extension of design infringement laws

IP crime report says reported instances of infringement have fallen. Powered by WPeMatico
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Action against solicitors ‘regrettable’, says judge

Kingsley Napley did not cause ‘stress and inconvenience’ in row over Ramadan Guney’s fortune. Powered by WPeMatico
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Witness statements ‘more concerned with the weather’ – DJ

District judge spells out biggest improvement solicitors can make in litigation. Powered by WPeMatico
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IT success stories show online court can work – Briggs

Lord Justice Briggs says recent examples of IT in the courts – the Crown court digital case system and Rolls Building e-filing – show what can be achieved. Powered by WPeMatico
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Costs fear over public interest interventions

Human rights group Justice says legislation could deter charities from intervening in cases. Powered by WPeMatico
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Artificial intelligence mimics judicial reasoning

Experimental computer judges achieved a 96% success rate, Law Society conference told.  Powered by WPeMatico
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MPs call for 'substantial' cut in employment tribunal fees

Justice committee also wants recent increase in divorce fee petitions rescinded. Powered by WPeMatico
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Firm cleared of negligence over conveyancing advice

Judge rules that Yorkshire firm did not need to advise couple to seek separate advice when dividing their shares in a property. Powered by WPeMatico
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Court finds Leigh Day breached duty of care to Trafigura claimant

Firm made an agreement for 23,000 of the pollution victims to be paid their share of the settlement sum, leaving 6,624 claimants with nothing. Powered by WPeMatico
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CoA criticises judge Peter Smith for ‘disgraceful’ letter

Allegations of bias dismissed but Lord Dyson says letter to Blackstone showed ‘fundamental lack of understanding of the proper role of a judge’.  Powered by WPeMatico
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Supreme Court rejects HRA over private tenancy

Ruling says judges were not required to consider the proportionality of a possession order made by private landlords. Powered by WPeMatico
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