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CHANGES TO THE DISCOUNT RATE: THE PRACTICAL IMPACT & THE STEPS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN

Originally posted on Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE:
Today the government announced a change in the discount rate from 2.5% to -0.75%. This has a major impact upon the way that schedules for future loss are calculated. PRACTICAL STEPS The practical steps that need to be taken include: Check and revise any existing…

THE SITE HAS MOVED: MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING UPDATES FROM THE NEW SITE

CLB moved to  a new site last week.  All of those who subscribe by email should continue to get updates.  However there could be a problem if your email system does not recognise the new sender and, in some cases, the new email updates have been blocked as spam. If you are not getting the […]

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED

All updates for Civil Litigation Brief  will be at the new site  on Civil Litigation Brief . Everything from the old site is on the new site and this site will be shut down down in the near future. All the email subscribers will receive updates from the new site.

We’re on the move…

We’re moving! Over the next couple of days the blog will be moving over onto http://www.civillitigationbrief.com Normal service may be interrupted for a couple of days but I am hoping this will be kept to a minimum. For those of you who subscribe to the blog – your subscription will be transferred across to the […]

COURT FEES AND STEALTH TAXES: REPAYMENT OF TRIAL FEES TO END NEXT YEAR

Thanks to Kerry Underwood for pointing out the provisions of The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 which comes into force on the 6th March 2017. There is a hidden “tax” in that the repayment of court fees has ended. THE NEW RULES The rules amend Schedule 1(3) of the Civil Proceedings Fee Order – […]

LEGAL CHRISTMAS SONG CONTEST: THE ENTRIES

Entries closed at 4.00 pm (a traditional time for civil lawyers).  Before I send the entries off for the rigorous judging process can everyone who entered make sure they are here. Some people did not use the #lawsongs hashtag and some entries simply disappeared. So please check.  The prize is, of course, invaluable (as are […]

PROPORTIONALITY DOES NOT AFFECT A PROPORTIONATE COSTS ORDER: HIGH COURT DECISION

There are many aspects of the judgment in Amey LG Limited -v- Cumbria County Council [2016] EWHC 2496 (TCC) that are of interest to readers of this blog.  Here I want to explore the judgment in relation to proportionality. “The trial judge should limit his task to addressing whether relevant circumstances such as conduct, success […]