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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  EWCA Civ 451.
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.