The costs of litigation in the recent case of Bates v Post Office have climbed above £35 million, a number which many have termed “excessive”.
Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination. This raises long-standing concerns about the judiciary’s composition and will potentially trigger more substantive discourse on diversity in the legal profession.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia found by a majority 2-1 decision that Amazon had breached the Communications Decency Act 1996 and thus is liable for the product it sold on its platform that caused the customer to lose sight in one eye.
A two-year pilot of new civil disclosure rules gets underway.