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News & Events: Paul Mertens

News 17th November 2016

Claims exiting the RTA Protocol

What costs are recoverable? Plus, the latest decision on costs budgeting and relief from sanctions Paul Mertens reviews two important decisions from the Court of Appeal on fixed recoverable costs, along with the Court’s most recent decision on costs budgeting and relief from sanctions. Fixed Recoverable Costs In the last week, The Court of Appeal […]

Blog 1st February 2016

Updated guidance on the efficient conduct of Financial Remedy hearings in the High Court

On the 24th January 2016, Mr Justice Mostyn issued updated guidance on the conduct of financial remedy proceedings in the High Court (see here). It lays down important new rules concerning skeleton arguments and reiterates and reinforces other key messages about court bundles and the requirement to agree a Statement of Issues, Schedule of Assets, […]

Blog 26th January 2015

Self-represented parents and the cross-examination of a child

The abolition of legal aid for family cases and the concomitant increase in the number of self-representing parents appearing before the new single Family Court, continues to raise troubling (and perhaps unforeseen) legal situations that risk damaging our justice system and the rights of those who come before the courts. The recent case of Re […]

News 9th January 2015

Paul Mertens appointed to BSB CPD Expert Panel

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to annouce that Paul Mertens has been appointed to the Bar Standards Board’s CPD Expert Panel, which will consider and advise on the profession’s future CPD requirements. Working alongside the BSB executive with Michael Edenborough QC (Serle Court) and Matthew Nicklin QC (5RB), Paul is delighted to be be able […]

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