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    Success story: Battling for local justice

    12 October 2018 By Edward Cooke

    Edward Cooke explains what it was like to take on the government and Whitehall juggernaut in a bid to save local court provision in Chicester.

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    Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

    25 September 2018 By Elisabeth Ross

    In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege. Elisabeth Ross considers what this means for practitioners.

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    How to make a derivative claim

    15 June 2018 By Kerry Underwood

    A derivative claim allows an aggrieved shareholder to use the company’s name and funds to pursue directors for breaches of fiduciary duty. Kerry Underwood explains the process and considers relevant case law in this important area, focusing on the impact on charities.

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    95th and 96th CPR updates: what's new?

    12 April 2018 By Cait Sweeney

    The 95th and 96th updates to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) recently came into force. Cait Sweeney looks at the headline changes.

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    Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12

    23 February 2018 By Stephen Mason

    The Supreme Court has ruled against treating a litigant in person as a special case and says the rules as they stand must apply equally to all parties.

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    Kerry Underwood's part 36 update

    6 December 2017 By Kerry Underwood

    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.

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    Online court: our feedback so far

    22 June 2017

    Law Society policy adviser Alice Owen and Section committee members James Perry and Raj Rai were invited to a demonstration of a prototype of the online court last month. Here, they explain what they saw - and why there is still much work to be done.

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    New rules on electronic track data in admiralty collision claims

    12 April 2017

    Nerys Thomas looks at new guidance to practitioners about changes to CPR 61 (admiralty claims) and the expectations of the admiralty courts in collisions claims in which electronic track data is available.

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    CPR 88th update: what's new?

    30 March 2017 By Cait Sweeney

    The 88th update to the Civil Procedure Rules (SI 2017/95) makes several important changes which will all come into force by 6 April. Cait Sweeney looks at the pivotal developments.

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    Digital woes

    25 November 2016

    Does Lord Justice Briggs’ digital vision truly appreciate the needs of users with a disability, asks Richard Schaverien.

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