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Mediation in uncertain times: CMC annual conference report

2 June 2017By

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 2017By

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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Arbitrate, don't litigateSubscription

24 September 2015

With the civil courts in crisis, could arbitration be a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to litigation in resolving personal injury and clinical negligence claims?

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Mitigating the fee rise: a partner's perspectiveSubscription

3 June 2015By

Litigation partner Rachel Crookes provides her own take on how your firm can face the civil fees rise head on, and keep costs low, by engaging more fully with dispute resolution mechanisms

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The price of justice: mitigating the impact of the new court fees

7 April 2015By

It remains to be seen whether higher fees will improve the courts service. What is evident, though, is that legal advisers acting for either a potential claimant or defendant need to be flexible in the way in which disputes are handled, both in respect of how they are resolved and the funding for doing so. Heather Smith explains

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Webinar: Arbitrating personal injury and clinical negligence claims (15 May 2016)

18 April 2016

This webinar, inclusive in Civil Litigation Section membership, will provide an introduction to the basics of arbitration and its practical workings, plus the benefits of PIcARBS 

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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 and Twitter.

*See Section terms and conditions

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