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COVID-19: Litigation in the Time of a Pandemic LATEST UPDATES

COVID-19: Litigation in the Time of a Pandemic LATEST UPDATES

The procedures of the Courts across the different jurisdictions of the United Kingdom are changing from day to day.  We have updated our alert to refl ...

ASHE 6115 reflects a continuing upward trend in care costs throughout the UK

ASHE 6115 reflects a continuing upward trend in care costs throughout the UK

Yesterday morning the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released the latest tranche of data tracking hourly rates paid to care workers, home carers ...

Swift v Carpenter – A Change in the Approach to Accommodation Claims?

Swift v Carpenter – A Change in the Approach to Accommodation Claims?

The long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal in Swift v Carpenter, which has become a test case for accommodation claims in personal injury litiga ...

Ogden 8: Modest Multiplier Reductions

Ogden 8: Modest Multiplier Reductions

The much awaited latest version of the Ogden Tables (the 8th edition) has now been published by the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD). What impact ...

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

Northern Ireland Personal Injury Discount Rate Update

-1.75% Personal Injury Discount Rate has been proposed by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland.

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic SECOND UPDATE

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic SECOND UPDATE

As the positions adopted by each jurisdiction across the United Kingdom differ, and as the rules in relation to Court procedure and hearings are chang ...

Covid-19 and Employers Liability claims

Covid-19 and Employers Liability claims

The evolving situation in which the UK finds itself presents many challenges to businesses and individuals as social distancing and self-isolation are ...

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic UPDATE

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic UPDATE

Following our alert of 17 March 2020, the stance of the Courts has moved at pace, as we have anticipated. The Lord Justice General in Scotland has ord ...

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic

Covid-19 – litigation in the time of a pandemic

The environment in which we all find ourselves is very different from that we faced only days ago, and there may be a significant impact on ongoing li ...

 -1.75% Discount Rate Proposed by Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

-1.75% Discount Rate Proposed by Department of Justice for Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice, Civil Justice Policy Division, has today issued a letter to stakeholders confirming the Minister of Justice has asked offic ...