Tuesday, 24 June 2014


The House of Commons Transport committee is considering  legislation which would mean a claimant who grossly exaggerated would automatically lose all right to recover. 

Negligence claims against solicitors

I am retained by a major law firm to give their litigators regular updates. The practice specialises in defending solicitors .
This time last year they had been notified of perhaps a dozen potential claims.
This year they have 300 . What is worse is that most have been triggered by events after the Mitchell decision.
It is so important to be abreast of developments. Or else .
The great Frank Maher makes the point that if you get a payout on your indemnity insurance you are really getting a loan . What they pay will be recouped via a higher renewal premium. 

Saturday, 21 June 2014


At long last the Supreme Court judgment will be published on wednesday morning.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


I will be writing and talking at length about the new Mitchell guidelines as soon as they appear .
Meanwhile, on any application please, please make it as quickly as ever you can ( remember DURRANT ) and give a thorough explanation at the outset for the default ( see BAHO ).
I think it deeply impressive if you are able to  point out that your compliance record has otherwise been impeccable .
It does no harm to confirm that , were relief to be secured , the timetable would not be disrupted.