Law Society Civil Justice CPD event on 30 April
Mr Justice Ramsey and Gordon Exall
are among the speakers at an event organised by the Law Society on 30 April covering the (many) pressing issues in civil litigation. Register here.
UK MoJ discovers video and wifi
An article in the Law Society Gazette MoJ heralds ‘Wi-Fi era’ suggests that the MoJ pen-pushers have heard that others use "video" and "wifi" to work more efficiently. The occasional electrical power-point helps as well. The C20th awaits the MoJ, just as 800 years of justice goes down the pan.
Civil court fees go up
The UK Ministry of Justice, whose indifference to commercial sense just about matches their indifference to justice, have hiked court fees. The effect on access to justice is obvious. Law Society Gazette article here
Litigators say Jackson has increased the cost of litigation
London litigators lament post-Mitchell “game playing”
A Litigation Futures article reports that litigators are reverting to tactical use of the rules in the new climate following Mitchell. Anyone surprised?
You can grasp information governance - article by Jason Baron
Catch up with tech or lose your career, judges warn lawyers
A US article called Catch up with tech or lose your career, judges warn lawyers has value in any jurisdiction where an understanding of technology is needed either to understand the evidence or to comply with eDiscovery / eDisclosure obligations. Read it here.
How to get sued, make a loss.... a talk by Gordon Exall
Barrister Gordon Exall, well-known for his Civil Litigation Brief, is giving a talk in Leeds on 13 may in Leeds with the title How to get sued, make a loss and be miserable. This is the Jackson/Mitchell update to a talk he has given before. More information here.
Litigants in person putting pressure on courts system
The ever-growing number of people who appear in the civil justice system as litigants in person may save on legal aid but it significantly increases the time and cost for the courts and other parties. Who could have guessed? Article in the Law Society Gazette
What does it mean to be Mitchelled?
Andrew Haslam: why lawyers should take the lead on information governance
McTear: Party unable to use disclosure served late
Gordon Exall reports on McTear -v- Englehard - the court "rejected an argument that the witness was allowed to rely on those documents (disclosed late) which were referred to in the defendant’s witness statement (served late)."
Singapore to create two new dispute resolution centres
Surviving Mitchell - a 10 point guide
Read and weep - court incompetence and Mitchell
An article called Do as I say by a solicitor grappling simultaneously with the rigour of post-Mitchell practice and the incompetence of the court system.
Proposed International Commercial Court for Singapore
The Information Governance Initiative summarised
Singapore International Commercial Court
Sanctions from costs judge despite his qualms
All the Mitchell links from Gordon Exall