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We regularly hand-pick the most important civil cases and provide clear and concise analysis of the issues involved and any actions you should consider taking

CIP Properties Ltd (AIPT) v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd [2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)Subscription

12 March 2015

How to deal with costs management in circumstances where the claimant’s budget was “entirely unreliable” and where the costs were “wholly disproportionate”

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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

Heather Smith

The price of justice: mitigating the impact of the new court fees

7 April 2015By

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

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  • 2 half day Civil Litigation Section conferences (Spring and Autumn)
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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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