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Court of Appeal takes a strict interpretation of the RTA Protocol

County Court 275X100 19/05/2017

In J C and A Solicitors Ltd v Andeen Iqbal & Another [2017] 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.

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Court of Appeal Considers Unreasonable Behaviour

Barristers Going Into Court 275X100 12/05/2017

In their joint judgment in Peter Dammermann v. Lanyon Bowder LLP [2017] 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”.

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RCJ Side Sun View 08/05/2017

Since 25th April 2017, it has not been possible to lodge Applications or Claim Forms in person at the Rolls Building. Instead, all filing and issuing must be done electronically using CE-File (

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FCA Introduces new Arrears Information Sheets

Image 13/04/2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced a new version of their Arrears Information Sheet, which, pursuant to s.86A Consumer Credit Act 1974, must be provided by lenders when sending a borrower notice of sums in arrears under ss.86B and 86C of the Act.

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