Welcome to the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group, showcasing the key judgments and decisions affecting the world of litigation and funding. This month we start by looking at an attempt to depart from a costs budget on the basis there had been an ‘underspend’. McKenzie friends and their ‘rights of audience’ come under the spotlight in the case of Ameyaw v McGoldric and ors, whilst Farmer v Chief Constable of Lancashire highlights the always tricky subject of CFAs and retrospectivity which is well worth a read. We finish this edition with two cases which will be of particular interest to anyone involved in Clinical Negligence litigation. A decision involving secondary victims and their witness to an ‘event’ is considered with our final offering looking at the impact of late evidence submission and relief from sanctions.
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ATEMatters July 2020