Dominic Regan gives us his predictions on what the rest of 2014 has in store for civil litigation
Gareth Raisbeck argues that in light of last year’s ParkingEye litigation, crowdfunding could at last be stepping out of the shadows as a viable and attractive means of financing commercial litigation, especially for a younger generation of tech-savvy litigants
It remains to be seen whether higher fees will improve the courts service. What is evident, though, is that legal advisers acting for either a potential claimant or defendant need to be flexible in the way in which disputes are handled, both in respect of how they are resolved and the funding for doing so. Heather Smith explains
Case law relating to portal claims come under Kerry Underwood’s spotlight
The amended CPR 3.9 just isn’t working, says Gordon Exall
Sandy Mackay, a governor of the Expert Witness Institute and a practising expert in construction for 33 years, explains how to collaborate with an expert.
A new CPR 3.1A is coming into force on 1 October, setting out case management powers when dealing with litigants in person. Gareth Raisbeck puts the new rule under the microscope - will it lead to smoother court proceedings?
We speak to costs lawyer and committee member Debbie Burke about developments of interest in 2014
Civil and commercial litigation is exciting, cutting edge and prestigious. It can also be ‘run of the mill’, cheap and stressful. What can junior litigation solicitors do to enhance their professional development in the modern world, asks Gareth Raisbeck.
The standard rate of insurance premium tax jumps to 9.5% on 1 November, potentially leaving solicitors having to pay an additional 3.5% over and above a calculated premium. Matthew Harman explains what you need to do now