MoJ defends itself over claims of "done deal"

The Ministry of Justice has defended its decision to shorten the response time for its defamation costs consultation paper after the Legal Expenses Insurance Group hit out at the "arbitrary reduction" last week.

Fenchurch in Temple tie-up

New legal practice Fenchurch Law has agreed a deal with legal expenses insurer Temple Legal Protection to offer clients after-the-event policies on a delegated authority basis.

Halliwells fraud savings

Halliwells' fraud unit has claimed up-front investigations and case management have saved its insurance clients up to £13 for every pound spent on fees during 2009.

Publicity order for Act

Any organisation guilty of an offence under the Corporate Manslaughter Act is potentially liable to a publicity order, requiring it to publicise details of its conviction and sentence from this week.

News analysis: Scottish LIon - Sting in the tail

Although the Scottish Lion appeal was a victory for creditor democracy, many legal arguments over solvent schemes of arrangement remain to be settled. Tim Goodger and Ed Stanley explain how the judgment places a heavy burden on scheme administrators to…

Shakespeare boss in court

A former director of Shakespeare Underwriting has appeared in court in relation to charges of alleged fraud and making false statements, stemming back four years.

Legal firm welcomes "overdue" ELIB plan

Ian McFall, head of asbestos policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: "We have said for many years that what is good enough for road traffic accident victims is good enough for the workers."

Scottish Lion appeal bid allowed

The Lords of the Scottish Appeal Court has allowed the appeal by Scottish Lion Insurance against the judgment of Lord Glennie on whether it would ever be fair for a court to sanction a solvent scheme in the face of creditor opposition.

Diabetes & Dangerous driving: Motor functions

With the number of people in the UK being diagnosed with diabetes increasing dramatically, Ian Bridge says insurers should alert their motor customers to be more aware of the legal implications.

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