26 May 2020 - Article
Zero tolerance: the Courts are showing no mercy to lawyers who do not stick to the letter of the rules following the implementation of the Jackson reforms earlier this year. A recent Court of Appeal judgment heralded what many consider the biggest shake up to the profession in years. Due to the late filing of a cost budget, lawyers for Andrew 'Plebgate' Mitchell will not be allowed to recover their significant costs in his defamation case against the police, even if Mr Mitchell is successful. The case is discussed in an article in The Times, with commentary from media lawyers, including from Amber, on the possible effects of this ruling.