Civil Litigation Section

Welcome to the Civil Litigation Section - the community for civil litigators and mediators

We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of civil litigation practice, for our regular members-only e-newsletters

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Spring special: Mediation focus


Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 2) - On the daySubscription

21 April 2016By

In the second of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow considers how you can make the mediation day the best opportunity for certainty of outcome for your client.

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Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 1)

21 April 2016By

There are several strategies that legal professionals can adopt before, during and after a mediation which will ensure the best possible use of your time and resources. In the first of a three-part article, mediator Amanda Bucklow shares her top pre-mediation day planning tips

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Section members get free access to two half-day conferences (worth £150) per year.

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Civil Litigation Section spring conference 2017

Further details of our 2017 Spring programme and speakers to be announced, October 2016. 

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of civil litigation practice, for our regular e-newsletter. Read sample articles exclusively here

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Insurance premium tax rate rise: what you can do

21 October 2015By

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

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Civil Litigation Section committee interview: 2015 so far

2 September 2015

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

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New CPR 3.1A - clearer court proceedings for litigants in person?

28 July 2015By

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?

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Your inclusive webinars

As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Webinar: Increasing diversity in the volunteer community (23 February 2016)

The Law Society is keen to encourage greater diversity in the composition of its Council and its policy committees. 

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Benefits of Membership*

The Civil Litigation Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Costs
  • Budgeting and Management
  • Court Fees
  • Access to Justice
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Profitability
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Fixed Costs
  • J Codes
  • Adjudication
  • Service
  • Jurisdiction
  • Consumer Protection
  • Rome II

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Workshops, Webinars, Conferences,
E-newsletters, Magazines and Twitter.

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Litigation Funding magazine - 40% discount for Section membersSubscription

Published every two months, the magazine delivers unique and in-depth coverage of the latest issues relating to costs and funding – from those in the know. Section members receive an exclusive 40% discount

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