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

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Civil Litigation Section spring conference: growing your practice and looking ahead for opportunity (2.15 CPD hours, 21 April 2016)

This conference will focus on the continuing challenge of maintaining and maximising profitability in practice with an emphasis on changes to the court system, rising costs, and opportunities for lawyers afforded by our membership of the EU. You will hear from authoritative speakers on subjects of critical importance to everyday practice, including a keynote speech by Lord Justice Jackson. Civil Litigation Section members are eligible to attend at no charge.  

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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

Matthew Harman

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

Gareth Raisbeck

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

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

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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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