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Crossing from 2018 to 2019

2018 in review

6 December 2018By , ,

Section committee members Deborah Burke, Peter Causton and Rajinder Rai give their personal take on some of the key developments in civil litigation this year and share their predictions for 2019.

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Clear to see: price transparencySubscription

5 December 2018By

On 6 December 2018, new transparency rules come into force requiring law firms to publish certain price, service and regulatory information. Sarah Brodie outlines the details.

Alex Hatchman receiving Excellence Award for practice management - October 2018

Success story: Excellent work

5 December 2018By

In October 2018, Alex Hatchman was the first person to win the Law Society’s Excellence in Practice Management Award. We asked her about the changes she’s introduced and challenges she faced.

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legal professional privilege

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.

Imran Benson

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

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