Top lawyers unite in support of ‘light-touch’ third-party funding regulation – Legal Week

Posted February 14th, 2008 in costs, fees, insurance, news, third parties by sally

“The Civil Justice Council (CJC) looks set to back ‘light-touch’ regulation of the fast-emerging market for third-party dispute funding, in a move that could further usher the model into the mainstream of UK litigation.”

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Legal Week, 14th February 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Law Society of England and Wales and Others v Shah and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted December 20th, 2007 in bankruptcy, insurance, law reports, third parties by sally

Law Society of England and Wales and Others v Shah and Others

Chancery Division

“Where a third party was not able to pursue a debt claim directly against a bankrupt due to the fact that the bankruptcy had been discharged, thereby extinguishing the claim, the third party could none the less pursue the claim against the bankrupt’s insurers once the third party had obtained a decision admitting the claim in bankruptcy.”

The Times, 20th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Law Society of England and Wales and others v Shah and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 12th, 2007 in bankruptcy, insurance, law reports, third parties by sally

Law Society of England and Wales and others v Shah and others [2007] EWHC 2841 (Ch)

“It was possible for a third party, who had a ‘bankruptcy debt’, to claim payment from the debtor’s insurer under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 after the debtor had been made bankrupt and discharged. In order to do so it was necessary to establish the liability of the debtor which could be achieved by a judicial determination of the third party’s right to prove the debt in the debtor’s bankruptcy.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed. 

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 – relevant third party – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 12th, 2007 in consultations, forced marriages, third parties by sally

“The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 enables applications by a relevant third party on behalf of a victim of forced marriage. This consultation asks for responses on what need there is for relevant third parties, who should act, and what safeguards might be needed.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th December 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk