Today a likely fatal blow to well-being in the workplace was struck by the Administrative Court (Flaux LJ, Jeremy Baker J) in SRA v James and others  EWHC 3058 (Admin). It is well-known that if a solicitor is guilty of dishonesty in and about the work he or she does, they will be struck off unless they can show “exceptional circumstances”. For a while it was thought that extreme and intolerable work pressure giving rise to mental health issues, in turn giving rise to an act or acts of dishonesty, might suffice.
Four key points for the limitation period for contract and tort claims. Limitation is fiendishly complex - these are some fundamentals for an ‘all-or-nothing’ defence affecting every claim.
A short note on a recent Supreme Court case concerning the circumstances in which a Court will order alternative service under CPR 6.15
Service of proceedings continues to be a fertile ground for disputes. Meritorious and valuable claims can fail on a technicality given how hard it is to obtain a retrospective extension of time for service of a claim form. Here are ten top tips for avoiding the pitfalls and ascertaining whether your opponent has fallen into one.
Barristers Stephen Innes and Hannah Daly consider a claimant's options where limitation is about to expire eg issuing a claim form then seeking a stay.