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Court Update - Bristol

County Court 223X100 30/06/2017

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.

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Court Update

County Court 275X100 09/06/2017

It has been confirmed that the last day the Count Court at Woolwich will sit is Friday 30 June 2017; after this date, matters previously within its jurisdiction will be dealt with by the County Court at Bromley.

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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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