piBlawg

the personal injury and clinical negligence blog

A collaboration between Rebmark Legal Solutions and 1 Chancery Lane

Chambers on both sides in Clinical Negligence action

Dr David Thomson and Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane appeared for Claimant and Defendant respectively in the clinical negligence claim of Susan Ryan v Dr David Yick earlier this month. Judgment was today handed down in the RCJ by HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC, sitting as a QB Judge.  Mrs Ryan complained that the defendant GP had been too slow to refer her for hospital and/or orthopaedic treatment... [More]

The Length of Judgments and the Cost of Litigation

For a number of reasons, the cost of litigation is a hot topic at the moment.   Lord Justice Mummery in giving the lead judgment of the Court of Appeal in Neumans LLP v Andrew Andronikou & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 916, suggested a way that he and his brethren could assist in ensuring that legal costs are kept to a minimum by judges keeping their judgments as short as possible.   He held ... [More]

Lights, Camera … Appeal!

    It’s Channel 4’s fault!   Was it just coincidence that on 10 July, the day after “The Murder Trial” was first screened on television, the Court of Appeal (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2013 was published?   Or that yesterday (17 July) saw the release of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No 3) Order 2013 which, amongst othe... [More]

Litigants in Person, the Judges and You!

      According to the government's own figures, 623,000 of the 1,000,000 people who previously received public funding each year ceased to be eligible for such assistance when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 came into force on 1 April 2013.   On 5 July 2013 the Judicial Working Group on Litigants in Person (LIPs) published its rep... [More]

Countdown to the new Portal and fixed Fast-Track costs

With less than 3 weeks to go before a major expansion of the portal for civil litigation and the introduction of fast-track fixed costs, the MoJ has yet to publish the rules in finalised form. In a speech last Friday Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff described the failure as “unacceptable” and called on justice minister Helen Grant to delay the implementation of new rules. Tha... [More]