Civil Litigation

News & articals on civil litigation

Investment Mis-Selling Dispute ‘Cries Out for Mediation’

In a case which highlighted the need for co-operation between opposing legal teams even in the most hotly contested litigation, the High Court has called for mediation and an end to procedural point scoring in a commercial dispute in which legal costs bills were projected to exceed £2 million.

An investment bank’s customer was suing it for £1.3 million, claiming that he had been mis-sold investments. Because the bank had

...

Read more ...

Legal Aid Not Available in Homelessness Appeals

In a case which threw into stark relief the grave consequences of legal aid cuts in the civil justice system, a leading firm of solicitors has failed to convince the High Court that public funding should be made available for those who appeal against local authority homelessness decisions.

The firm, one of the UK’s largest publicly funded practices with contracts to provide advice and representation in criminal, family, public law

...

Read more ...

Slavish Deference to Deadlines Can Harm Justice

Litigants will have noted the recent toughening of the judicial approach to compliance with directions and case management orders. However, a High Court decision has underlined that a slavish deference to deadlines can itself cause delay and harm the interests of justice.

The owners and managers of a vessel had claimed $500,000 from marine insurers in respect of damage to the ship’s hull and machinery. The former had been required

...

Read more ...

Sitting on Hands Not an Option Post Jackson Reforms

In an important ruling, the High Court has made plain that, in the light of Sir Rupert Jackson’s reforms to the civil procedure rules and the ever increasing emphasis on prompt compliance, sitting on hands is no longer an option in civil litigation.

An American businessman who claimed that he had been employed by a UK company buthad not been paid for his work had obtained a default judgment for

...

Read more ...

DMD Solicitors is the trading name of Dakers Marriott Dugdale Ltd

(Co. No. 08797418) and is authorised and regulated by the SRA (No. 611613)

Copyright © 2011-2014. All Rights Reserved.

Accessibility, Legal Notices, Cookies, Privacy, Sitemap