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21 March 2017
The government’s 7 February 2017 Housing White Paper identified that “we need from 225,000 to 275,000 or more homes per year to keep up with population growth and start to tackle years of under supply” and confirmed “an extra £1.4 billion for our Affordable Homes Programme taking total investment… to over £7 billion to build around 225,000 affordable homes in this parliament”.
20 March 2017
The Lord Chancellor’s announcement on 27 February 2017 to reduce the discount rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75% surprised those representing both claimants and defendants. Whilst all parties anticipated it would fall, it was not expected to be a reduction of this magnitude. The intervening period, since the announcement, has seen a flurry of activity with claimants seeking to withdraw Part 36 Offers and defendants accepting them out of time.
20 March 2017
A summary of key developments including the discount rate reduction, review of fixed recoverable costs, rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe birth injury, raising the small claims limit, proposals for transforming the justice system, a UK Medical Licencing Assessment and updated guidance on patient information.
20 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Personal Injury Brief.
15 March 2017
The long awaited judgments in the cases of McBride v UKI and Clayton v EUI were handed down today, delivering the latest blow to the credit hire industry which is still feeling the effects of the seismic judgment in Stevens in February 2015.
13 March 2017
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the out-of-hours response to dangerous defects, surveillance evidence, stage three fixed costs and multi-track claims started in the portal.
13 March 2017
It will not be long before future generations laugh at strange times when oddly shaped vessels needed crew on board.
10 March 2017
This week, following a consultation period which began in February 2016, the Sentencing Council published its new Definitive Guideline on Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea (the Guideline). The new Guideline will apply to all cases where the first court hearing takes place on or after 1 June 2017.
8 March 2017
It is back. The ancient jurisdiction to strike out a civil claim for want of prosecution, enshrined in the old Rules of Court and seemingly removed on 26 April 1999 with the arrival of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).
7 March 2017
The dust appears to have settled slightly on the government’s response last month on reforming the whiplash claims process. Alternatively, it might be that the dust has been blown away by the discount rate bomb dropped on 27 February. Given the interlude, we highlight some of the immediate consequences of the whiplash response that will have an impact between now and October 2018.
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