A BBC report published last week has highlighted that the number of legal disputes between parents residing in different countries has more than doubled in the last two years. [read more]9th May 2013
Until 1st September 2012, squatting in any type of building was a civil offence requiring recourse to the court in order to evict unwanted residents. [read more]30th April 2013
High Court proceedings were brought by a young man, now 18 years of age, who at the age of 17 had been detained in custody for 12 hours and strip searched before being released on police bail. [read more]
The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that general damages will increase by 10% for all judgments made after 1 April 2013.
The Court used an approval hearing to indicate that general damages in all tort claims will rise by 10% in accordance with the recommendations of Sir Rupert Jackson's report on costs in civil claims.
The judgment has been made several months in advance in an effort to provide 'simplicity and clarity’ and also ensures that all parties who are in, or contemplating litigation, have sufficient warning of the changes.
The increase will apply to the following where judgment is given after 1 April 2013:
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