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Further Guidance on McKenzie Friends

RCJ2 16/09/2016

In his recent judgment in Leigh Ravenscroft v. Canal and River Trust [2016] EWHC 2282 (Ch), Chief Master Marsh considered whether an individual should be entitled to act as McKenzie Friend for the Claimant and if so, whether the McKenzie Friend should then be granted permission to conduct litigation and act as their advocate.

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Claimant Estopped from Relying on QOCS Protection

Leaning White Books 02/09/2016

In HHJ Lopez’s recently published judgment in Raymond Prince v. Egbert H Taylor & Company Limited (2016), he considered whether a Claimant should be estopped from asserting that Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting rules (QOCS) applied to his claim because his solicitors had wrongly represented to the Defendants that a pre-commencement funding arrangement was in place.

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Harsh But Fair?

Barristers Going Into Court 275X100 22/08/2016

Bence Leb, advocate on the Southeastern Circuit, provides a report of the recent decision in Jamadar v Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust EWCA [2016] Civ 21 July 2016

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Case Report

County Court 223X100 05/08/2016

Gareth-Lee Smith, advocate on the Midlands Circuit, provides an over view of the High Court’s decision in Stephen Paul Grant & Anthony Malcolm Cork v Ronald Charles Henry Baker [2016] EWHC 1782 (Ch)

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Dear or No Deal?

Seal 275X100 29/07/2016

Antonella Orazzo, advocate on the South Western circuit, considers the recent case of Hurry Narain Purrunsing v A' Court & Co (A firm) and House Owners Conveyancers Limited [2016] EWHC 1528 (Ch), which brings to a halt the short-lived celebrations of Claimants as recovering additional costs under Part 36 becomes more arduous.

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