Due to damage caused by flooding the Bristol Civil Justice Centre has been closed until further notice. The building is not expected to reopen for at least 2 weeks. In the meantime all hearings are taking place in with the Bristol Magistrates Court or Bristol Crown Court. The Court can be contacted for confirmation of hearings venues on either 01179 302 442 or 0117 9302411.Read more
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In J C and A Solicitors Ltd v Andeen Iqbal & Another  EWCA Civ 355 the Court of Appeal overturned a decision by District Judge Phillips in the County Court at Cardiff, where he had ruled that insurers could recover Stage 1 costs that had been paid when the protocol Claimants had subsequently failed to advance their claims in the prescribed Stage 2 manner.Read more
In their joint judgment in Peter Dammermann v. Lanyon Bowder LLP  EWCA Civ 269 , LJJ Longmore and McFarlane considered CPR Part 27.14(2)(g) and sought to give some guidance on when a litigant in a matter allocated to the Small Claims Track should be liable for costs as a result of “unreasonable behaviour”.Read more