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Civil Litigation Section

Features and Comment

We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on contentious civil practice, including costs, fees, funding, disclosure, ADR, court rules and procedure, and relief from sanctions

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A close eye on costs estimates and quotations

26 June 2019By

Kerry Underwood explains the solicitor’s obligations relating to costs estimates and quotations, and recaps some cases when the solicitor either failed to provide an estimate, or provided an inadequate one.

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Time to modernise the Civil Procedure Rules on service by email?Subscription

7 June 2019By

John Cuss asks whether it’s time to update the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of service by email.

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Reforming fixed recoverable costs

5 June 2019By

As the government consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs in civil cases in England and Wales comes to a close, Sir Rupert Jackson considers the benefits and drawbacks of the costs regime in Germany.

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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, magazines amd Twitter.

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