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 Clinical negligence reforms imminent as Hunt lambasts ‘obscene’ costs


Clinical negligence reforms imminent as Hunt lambasts ‘obscene’ costs

The government restates its pledge to consult on an overhaul of the system.

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‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed


‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed

Londoner had taken legitimate claims and arranged for fraudulent claimants to be added as passengers.

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 Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest


Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest

Judge rejects that exaggeration was ‘conscious’ and upholds damages and costs award.

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Court rejects Slater and Gordon bid to end costs recovery cases


Court rejects Slater and Gordon bid to end costs recovery cases

Judge also orders standard disclosure in major victory for lawyers trying to claw back costs.

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 Public wants outright cold call ban after most tormented by CMCs


Public wants outright cold call ban after most tormented by CMCs

Three years after legislation, survey finds continued anger over calls about personal injury claims.

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 PI claim to proceed despite tribunal settlement


PI claim to proceed despite tribunal settlement

Court rejects submission that second claim in civil courts is abuse of process.

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 RTA portal has worked better than expected, but there’s still much to do


RTA portal has worked better than expected, but there’s still much to do

The Ministry of Justice must respond to the pressing need for ADR in the whiplash claims process.

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 Driver got £20k fines after number plates were cloned


Driver got £20k fines after number plates were cloned

A driver who advertised her car online was sent £20,000 of fines after her number plates were cloned.

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 PI firm opens new business with financial adviser


PI firm opens new business with financial adviser

Joint venture will see listed adviser combine with 130-year-old firm.

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