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Civil Litigation Section

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The Civil Litigation Section covers the practice of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including costs, fees and funding, relief from sanctions, disclosure, expert witnesses, and court rules and procedure. We also cover practice management issues for civil litigation firms and departments, from consumer contracts to staffing

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News focus: Don't blow a fuse over online civil court

14 November 2017

The Law Society Gazette looks at how plans for the online court are progressing - and finds that its first few iterations will be considerably less ambitious than Lord Justice Briggs envisaged.

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Flexible courts could bankrupt solicitor firms, warns Law Society

18 August 2017

The Law Society has warned the senior judge tasked with modernising the courts service that solicitors’ firms could be forced to close if they have to compensate fee-earners made to work overtime under the out-of-hours court pilot.

All Litigation in Practice

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Mediation in uncertain times: CMC annual conference report

2 June 2017

Jonathan Hayden-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.

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What happens in a mediation stays in a mediation. Or does it?Subscription

5 April 2017

In Savings Advice Ltd, Master Howarth found that factual statements as to the amount of costs used in mediations could be used in subsequent assessment proceedings. Does this mean not everything in a mediation stays secret, asks Deborah Burke.

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Mediation: Preparing to mediate (part 2) - On the daySubscription

21 April 2016

In the second of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow considers how you can make the mediation day the best opportunity for certainty of outcome for your client.

All ADR

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Alarm over denial of legal rights for road traffic victims

7 November 2017

Ordinary people, including the elderly, will be denied expert legal advice required to navigate the court system and understand essential medical evidence to prove their injury, the Law Society has warned.

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Law Society launches new injury-related accreditations

5 June 2017Updated: 19 June 2017

The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.

All Personal Injury

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Book review: Kerry Underwood on Personal Injury Small Claims Portals

7 June 2017

Stephen Hines reviews Kerry Underwood’s three-volume guide on all aspects of funding, small claims, the portals and fixed costs.

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Law Society launches new injury-related accreditations

5 June 2017Updated: 19 June 2017

The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.

All Practice Management

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, Magazines and Twitter.

*See Section terms and conditions

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