Funding & Costs

Better access to legal aid for separated migrant children

Migrant children separated from their parents can now get faster and easier access to legal aid, after new legislation came into force today.

One day, a whisper

A diminishing number of clinical negligence lawyers can mount an effective claim today compared to 30 years ago, as Richard Barr illustrates

A call to arms

Legal aid appears to have developed a mythical status in the higher courts when deciding the pre-LASPO funding-switch cases, says Jonathan Wheeler

Civil Justice Council plans to help vulnerable parties in civil courts

Recommendations on how to support vulnerable claimants and defendants in the civil courts have been put forward by the Civil Justice Council.

Lack of clarity in government response to its consultation on the provision of medical reports

There is insufficient clarity in the government’s response to its consultation on the future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident (RTA) related claims, according to Gordon Dalyell, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Solicitors struggle to adjust to costs regime

Solicitors are still struggling to keep within the confines of the new costs regime, according to a survey of costs lawyers.