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Civil Litigation Section

2016 round up

In 2016, the Civil Litigation Section published 129 articles, FAQs, case reports, best practice guides and features. For a selection of some of our most popular content from 2016, see below.

All of our content content, as well as attendance at our conferences and workshops and access to webinars, is included in the cost of membership.

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julia williams

The DWF paralegal hub: the new face of litigation?Subscription

25 July 2016

A year ago, national law firm DWF overhauled its business model and introduced a range of new client services, including a centralised legal support centre with paralegals working on everything from e-disclosure to bundling. DWF director Julia Williams explains how this paralegal hub is transforming the way it undertakes litigation, and the financial and practical rewards it is reaping.

Philip Hesketh

The advantages and disadvantages of mediationSubscription

14 June 2016By

Mediation has many advantages, but there are also downsides to it that should not be overlooked, warns Philip Hesketh


The biggest contentious probate cases of 2016 so farSubscription

8 April 2016By

Roman Kubiak, partner at Hugh James, takes a look at some of the most notable cases in the contentious trusts and probate field over the last few months.


Kerry Underwood: making fixed fees workSubscription

15 February 2016

Kerry Underwood gives some practical and frank advice on how to survive in the new world of fixed recoverable costs. At the right price, can they actually reward solicitors?

Cait Sweeney NEW

Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd v Wilkins Kennedy [2015] EWHC 3050 (TCC)

2 February 2016By

A very wide approach to the inspection of confidential material? The court has ruled that the disclosure of confidential Serious Fraud Office and client documents to dispose fairly of the issues overweighed any public interest in keeping them witheld

All 2016 round up

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  • court fees
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  • fixed costs
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  • adjudication
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