Simon Davis, next President of the Law Society, considers the role of solicitors in upholding the rule of law.
Edward Cooke explains what it was like to take on the government and Whitehall juggernaut in a bid to save local court provision in Chichester.
In the second section of our three-part series on how to avoid professional negligence claims, PJ Kirby QC stresses the importance of getting your costs budgeting right.
On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases. Both cases focus on the liability of solicitors where the purported seller of a property is in fact an imposter. Elisabeth Ross considers the cases’ impact.
The 95th and 96th updates to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) recently came into force. Cait Sweeney looks at the headline changes.
Whether you or your firm do pro bono work or not, it is important to know about pro bono costs, says Toby Brown.
Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.
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.
The House of Lords EU Committee has published a report about the effect of Brexit on three EU Regulations which together ‘play an important role in facilitating the daily operation of the European legal system’. Jonathan Haydn-Williams looks at the Committee’s conclusions as to the Brussels I Regulation ‘recast’ relating to civil and commercial matters.
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.
Rosie Ioannou explains why third party funding exploded in 2016, and what to expect of 2017.
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
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
We speak to three members of the Civil Litigation Section committee about their experiences of 2015 so far, and what members should look out for in the remainder of the year
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?
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
We speak to costs lawyer and committee member Debbie Burke about developments of interest in 2014
Rocco Pirozzolo on why firms will remain unlikely to use damages-based agreements unless the MOJ reviews the legislation
Case law relating to portal claims come under Kerry Underwood’s spotlight
The amended CPR 3.9 just isn’t working, says Gordon Exall