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Behind the scenes at the spring conference

17 April 2018

Ever wondered how we put our events together? We give you a sneak peek into what you can expect from our spring conference on 25 April, and explain how we’ve listened to your feedback from past events.

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Don't be afraid of the new bill of costsSubscription

13 April 2018

The new electronic bill of costs is here. Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why you shouldn’t panic.

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95th and 96th CPR updates: what's new?Subscription

12 April 2018By

The 95th and 96th updates to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) recently came into force. Cait Sweeney looks at the headline changes.

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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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Case commentary: Bailey v GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 3195 (QB)Subscription

6 February 2018By

Alison Kirby analyses this judgment in which the High Court has considered, for the first time, whether the Arkin cap - the principle that a funder’s potential liability for adverse costs will be limited to the amount of the funding provided - still fits.

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Kerry Underwood's third party funding updateSubscription

6 February 2018

Kerry Underwood dissects two recent judgments that could have significant implications for third party funders.

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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
  • PIcARBS
  • Service
  • Jurisdiction
  • Consumer Protection
  • Rome II

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Workshops, Webinars, Conferences, E-Newsletters, Magazine, Twitter.


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