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Good compliance: how to avoid client complaints

2 April 2019By

Michelle Garlick offers a quick guide for litigators on how to avoid complaints, focusing on what good compliance and client care look like.

Senior Master Fontaine

My legal life: Senior Master FontaineSubscription

28 March 2019By

We ask Senior Master Fontaine about her legal career, and learn about some of the more unusual parts of her role as the Queen’s Remembrancer.

Counting money

A close eye on costs updatesSubscription

20 March 2019By

Kerry Underwood explains the solicitor’s obligations relating to costs updates

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Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

25 September 2018By

In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege. Elisabeth Ross considers what this means for practitioners.

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Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…

11 June 2018By

On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases. Both cases focus on the liability of solicitors where the purported seller of a property is in fact an imposter. Elisabeth Ross considers the cases’ impact.

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Switching from legal aid to a CFA

3 April 2018

Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451.

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Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12Subscription

23 February 2018By

The Supreme Court has ruled against treating a litigant in person as a special case and says the rules as they stand must apply equally to all parties.

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Civil Litigation Section renewals

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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
  • PIcARBS
  • service
  • jurisdiction
  • consumer protection
  • Rome II

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: seminars, workshops, webinars, conferences, e-newsletters, magazines amd Twitter.


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Podcast: Taking an interest in interest

28 February 2019By , ,

Alison Kirby and Alastair Shaw join James Perry to hone in on interest and how it can be pleaded to your client’s advantage.

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