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02 July 2020

Employment tribunal acted “unfairly” in making costs award in litigant’s absence

An employment tribunal acted unfairly in making an award of costs against a litigant in person in her absence, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled. His Honour Judge Auerbach also found that the tribunal in any event erred in failing to... view

02 July 2020

HMCTS to roll out video platform to civil courts to enable more remote hearings

A new video platform enabling more remote cases to be heard is being rolled out to the civil and family courts, ministers confirmed yesterday. HM Courts and Tribunals’ (HMCTS) recovery plan to get the whole justice system moving again... view

02 July 2020

News in brief - 02.07.2020

Failure to make offer at JSM leads to indemnity costs A defendant that failed to make an offer at a joint settlement meeting it called has been ordered to pay indemnity costs. EAXB v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust was deci... view

25 June 2020

ACL outlines concerns over Legal Aid Agency taking on assessments from courts

The ACL’s Legal Aid Group (LAG) has outlined a range of concerns about the Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) sudden move to transfer civil assessed claims from the courts to its in-house civil finance team. It questioned the LAA’s... view

25 June 2020

News in brief - 25.06.2020

New Costs Lawyer is out The May/June issue of Costs Lawyer magazine is now available online here.   Guidance for Costs Lawyers employed by solicitors’ firms The Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB) has published a s... view