Category Archives: Litigation

Curb your enthusiasm: time to act on finessing witness statements?

An interesting story in the Lawyer about Peter Smith J criticising SNR Denton for their handling of witnesses and witness statements.  I was reminded immediately of Gloster J’s comments in the Abramovich-Berenovsky case about the polishing of evidence.  The tension between lawyers duty … Continue reading

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Best Practice for Judges in Litigants in Person Cases

This is  guest post from Richard Zorza on his US Judges Journal Article. As a UK ex-pat, I try to keep a careful eye on legal developments in the UK (thanks mainly to this blog!)  I thought you readers might … Continue reading

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Time to collect settlement data for personal injury cases?

Richard Zorza’s an excellent and prolific blogger on access to justice in the US. He has highlighted an issue around settlement mills in personal injury cases. We’d call them factories. He’s drawing on a paper by Nora Engstrom. Interestingly, there … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice, Compensation Culture, Litigation, No Win No Fee, Referral Fees | 2 Comments

Lawyers: do not write this down

When taking instructions from clients, or a statement from witnesses, lawyers typically reduce the cluttered and disordered social world of that client or witness to a neat, well contained and legally relevant narrative.  Often that narrative will fit with the … Continue reading

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