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Damages to Increase by 10% in April 2013

April 2013

It’s no joke

The Court of Appeal has today confirmed that, as part of the fundamental changes to costs in civil cases recommended by Sir Rupert Jackson, general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity in personal injury, nuisance, defamation and all other torts which cause suffering, inconvenience or distress to individuals (so including harassment cases) will increase by 10% from April 2013. Continue reading


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Why the abolition of success fee recoverability will NOT be retrospective

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Not Retro at all

A view has been circulating that the effect of a proposed amendment to (the also proposed but pretty much certain) c43 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, would be to make the end of recoverability of success fees under a Conditional Fee Agreement retrospective.

I don’t agree. By my reckoning, the amendment is intended to deal with the potential difficulties caused by Collective Conditional Fee Agreements. Continue reading


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