In these unprecedented times we now find ourselves in week 20 of Covid-19 lockdown. Everyone is learning to adapt to new working practices and the Courts are no exception so Legal Protection Group are pleased to bring you the latest edition of ATE Matters highlighting the most recent key judgments and decisions affecting the world of litigation.
We start this edition with a particularly interesting case decision dealing with the ‘duty of care’ owed to a third party. Anything which gives clarity to the use of DBAs is a bonus and this month we look at the impact on getting paid should a DBA be terminated which is pretty important. ATE Matters would not be the same without a decision relating to the ubiquitous Part 36. Again, this month is no exception and I would love to know if this case was insured! With disbursement funding in ever increasing circulation, the uncertainty of loan interest and recoverability comes under the spotlight with a judgment which is one to take note of if you make use of CCA lending. Finally in this edition, we highlight an interesting case looking at client anonymity and one which could add a useful tool to a claimant’s kit.
ATEMatters August 2020