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Posted in September 2017

McKenzie ban back to drawing board »

On September 15th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters HM Judiciary is set to reassess some of its proposals for regulating the fast-expanding ‘McKenzie friend’ sector after a consultation on banning fee recovery received ‘large numbers of responses’. The Gazette understands that an update will be posted on the judiciary’s website later today announcing that the Judicial Executive Board has decided […]

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MoJ reveals potential new discount rate »

On September 7th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2014.

By Gazette Reporter The lord chancellor has set out long-awaited proposals for calculating the ‘discount rate’ applied to personal injury settlements. Under proposed legislation, the rate will be set by reference to rates of return on ‘low risk’ rather than ’very low risk’ investments as at present. The rate will also be reviewed at least every […]

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Government tight-lipped on tribunal repayments »

On September 6th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters The government is unable to announce details of when and how it will reimburse claimants who had to pay unlawful employment tribunal fees, more than one month after the Supreme Court ruled against the fees. In the first justice questions of the new parliamentary term today, minister of state Dominic Raab was […]

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Solicitor General Hints at SFO Turning Point »

On September 4th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters The future of the Serious Fraud Office appears brighter today after the solicitor general praised its work and high conviction rate. Speaking at the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime, solicitor general Robert Buckland said the SFO was continuing to deal with ‘some of the most high profile cases’. He noted that the […]

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