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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Brexit and the legal sector

12 July 2016

The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.

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Summer special: Mediation focus

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A beginner's guide to cross-border mediationSubscription

5 August 2016By

Cross-border mediation is a process where a mediator assists two or more parties to manage and resolve a multi-jurisdictional dispute within the EU. Vincent Adon, mediator and founder of London ADR, presents a beginner’s guide.

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Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 3) - After the eventSubscription

26 July 2016By

In the third and final part of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow looks at strategies for getting the best out of the day, whatever the outcome.

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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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The sound of the crowd

7 July 2016By

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

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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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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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Judicial appointments: Understanding the application process (22 June)

The free event will be aimed primarily at solicitors who are looking to apply for the DDJ(MC) competition launching in June/July. 

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Civil Litigation Section renewals

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.

*See Section terms and conditions

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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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