Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Civil Litigation Section

  • Home
  • News and Features


FAQ: Why might I need to use a Beddoe application or order?

6 December 2017

The Law Society’s Library helps answer a query about Beddoe applications and orders.

36 white on red background

Kerry Underwood's part 36 update

6 December 2017By

Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.

carl troman

The retreat from Bolam in claims against lawyers

1 December 2017

This paper, written by Carl Troman, barrister and mediator, addresses the change in the law from the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire regarding the test for whether a professional breaches their duties towards their client when giving advice as to risk. It explores the scope and practical implications of the replacement of the Bolam test.

All Features and Comment

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
  • 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.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today