Judging Civil Justice

Author: Hazel Genn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521118948
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A trenchant critique of developments in civil justice that questions modern orthodoxy and points to a downgrading of civil justice.

Review of Civil Litigation Costs

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Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117064041
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Lord Justice Jackson was required: to review the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost; to review case management procedures; to have regard to research into costs and funding; to consult widely; to compare our costs regime with those of other jurisdictions; and to prepare a report setting out recommendations with supporting evidence by 31st December 2009. A preliminary report was issued in May 2009 and is also published alongside this final report (ISBN 9780117064034). Major recommendations cover: conditional fee agreements, of which "no win, no fee" agreements are the most common species, and which have been the major contributor to disproportionate costs; success fees and ATE (after-the-event) insurance premiums should cease to be recoverable from unsuccessful opponents in civil litigation; success fees should come out of the damages awarded to the client; awards of general damages should be increased by 10 per cent, and the maximum amount of damages that lawyers may deduct for success fees be capped at 25 per cent of damages; lawyers should not be permitted to pay referral fees in respect of personal injury cases; qualified one way costs shifting, taking away the need for ATE insurance; fixed costs in fast track litigation; establishment of a Costs Council. Other sections of the report deal with: other funding issues; personal injuries litigation; some specific types of litigation; and controlling the costs - including pre-action protocols, greater use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), disclosure, case and costs management by the judiciary.

Representing Justice

Author: Judith Resnik
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300110960
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By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance “rites” of judgment turned into democratic “rights,” requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to “every person.” With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted.

Lawyers and the Public Good

Author: Alan Paterson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505068
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For the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures, Alan Paterson explores different facets of three key institutions in a democracy: lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary. In the case of lawyers he asks whether professionalism is now in terminal decline. To examine access to justice, he discusses past and present crises in legal aid and potential endgames and in relation to judges he examines possible mechanisms for enhancing judicial accountability. In demonstrating that the benign paternalism of lawyers in determining the public good with respect to such issues is no longer unchallenged, he argues that the future roles of lawyers, access to justice and the judiciary will only emerge from dialogues with other stakeholders claiming to speak for the public interest.

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ISBN: 9783805912167
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Testamentsvollstreckungen haben in Deutschland eine immer st�rkere Bedeutung. Die Neuerscheinung widmet sich insbesondere dem Verh�ltnis zwischen Vollmacht und Testamentsvollstreckung, sowie den Funktionen des Testamentsvollstreckers bei Zugeh�rigkeit von Gesellschaften zum Nachlass. Desweiteren enth�lt die Neubearbeitungen Eventuall�sungen f�r den Fall, dass die deutsche Testamentsvollstreckung im Ausland nicht anerkannt wird.

Droit processuel Droits fondamentaux du proc s

Author: Serge Guinchard
Publisher: Dalloz
ISBN: 224717163X
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Le droit processuel a changé. Depuis l'époque où l'enseignement de cette discipline se limitait à la comparaison des procédures administrative, civile et pénale, un double mouvement de mondialisation et d'attraction du droit du procès à la garantie des droits fondamentaux a fait apparaître un nouveau droit processuel, entendu désormais comme le droit commun du procès.

Festschrift f r Imre Zajtay

Author: Ronald Harry Graveson
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783166445779
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"Verzeichnis der Schriften Imre Zajtays": p. [581]-594.

Business Law

Author: David Kelly
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 1843144875
Format: PDF
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This new edition of Business Law has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide a clear and comprehensive treatment of the key aspects of business law. Major developments since the last edition have been comprehensively covered, including the impact