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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SRA Handbook consultation

1 September 2016

Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession. 

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Summer special: Mediation focus

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Interview: Nigel Broadbent, director, Lupton Fawcett

14 September 2016

Nigel Broadbent, director and head of the Dispute Management Department at Lupton Fawcett in Leeds, discusses his approach to mediation, including preparation, handling resistant parties, the trends he’s seen over the last 10 years - and what he wished he known about the mediation process when he began his career …

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

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Civil Litigation Section autumn conference: vision and practice (29 September 2016, London)

This year’s autumn conference comprises two sessions – the first focusing on technology in legal practice as a force for change, disruption and re-invention. The second will take the form of a judicial symposium for your chance to listen and interact with past and present members of the Bench to provide tips and advice on how to enhance and grow your practice. We are delighted to confirm that The Right Honourable Lord Justice Briggs will deliver the keynote address at the event. 

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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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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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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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