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9 July 2021
Study finds win rates for QC's not significantly higher than Juniors
A study of 5000 judgments from the past decade by litigation analytics company Solomonic, reveals that Queens's Counsel win 55% of cases where they are opposed by a non-QC counsel in litigation cases.
The study found that there is usually parity in terms of legal experience when it comes to selecting counsel teams; however, in 25% of cases there was a disparity in seniority but this did not affect the outcomes in any significant way.
8 July 2021
Positive costs judgment for personal injury solicitors in small value cases
The Court of Appeal has delivered a positive costs judgment for personal injury solicitors in small value cases.
In Anthony Mitchell (Executor of the estate of Kenneth Morris) v Burton  EWCA Civ 1005, solicitors for Mr Morris (deceased) notified the road accident claim in the MOJ portal. No admission of liability was made and soon afterwards Mr Morris died of an unrelated cause.
7 July 2021
New Statement of Costs Pilot Scheme to be extended
The pilot scheme for the new N260B Statement of Costs form is to be extended. It was originally planned to run until 31 March 2021 but has been extended by a year during which time the consultation on Practice Direction 51X will continue.
The consultation questions can be found here: