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Penalised for putting things right

2 July 2019

Law firms may no longer be able to correct mistakes at their own expense but will instead have to insist that clients take independent legal advice – according to a recent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decision (Howell-Jones LLP (11846-2018)).

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Flexible court hours pilot to start in September 2019

25 June 2019

Court bosses have finally confirmed the start date for the long-anticipated extended sitting hours pilot.

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Court reform jigsaw too chaotic to set recoverable costs now

10 June 2019

The Law Society has responded to the government’s consultation on fixed recoverable costs.


Court reform update – June 2019

6 June 2019

Emily Weidner, Law Society policy advisor for modernising justice, provides an update on the latest from the HM Courts & Tribunals Service court reform programme.

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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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