Litigation Funding in England and Wales: Certain Observations

Preface The marked retreat of state funding for civil disputes in England and Wales allied with the (generally) increased costs of going to Court has meant that new ways of providing finance to a client with limited resources - but an ostensibly genuine and worthwhile claim – is essential.  This Article sets out the broad … Continue reading Litigation Funding in England and Wales: Certain Observations

Disputes: Documents and Disclosure

“Never anything can be amiss, when simpleness and duty tender it” William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Disputes : Documents and Disclosure Preface The eloquent sentiments of this quotation from England’s finest Bard might properly inform that approach on possibly the most important aspect and burdensome of legal tasks: the duty to disclose material … Continue reading Disputes: Documents and Disclosure

Part 36 Recent Cases

1.         Preface Part 36 of the English Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) offers the opportunity to the thoughtful solicitor and commercially-minded client to achieve a pre-trial resolution. Part 36 is a self-contained code.  It contains a carefully structured and highly prescriptive set of rules.  It deals with formal offers to settle proceedings. Where the party making … Continue reading Part 36 Recent Cases

Reported cases

Richard Peter Tymkiw LLB (Hons) Admission to the Solicitors Roll 18 June 1979 Family and Senior Litigation Partner Reported cases: Professional : Bannister King & Rigbeys [1987] 1All ER 727 (aka Fox’s case) (Judgment of Master of the Rolls Sir John Donaldson QC) : reaffirmation of the Court’s inherent jurisdiction over solicitors as Officers of … Continue reading Reported cases