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Civil Litigation Section

Costs, Fees and Funding

Quotation marks

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.

Sir Rupert Jackson

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.


Funding litigation for intellectual property disputes

4 June 2019By

Rosie Patterson explains how litigation funding for intellectual property (IP) disputes can work for both clients and lawyers.

Counting money

A close eye on costs updatesSubscription

20 March 2019By

Kerry Underwood explains the solicitor’s obligations relating to costs updates

Contract agreement tick-box and pen

How to get your retainer rightSubscription

6 December 2018By

Kerry Underwood provides an update on getting your client retainer right, including how to avoid challenges under the Solicitors Act 1974, notice of the right to cancel, and explaining the funding agreement

All Features and Opinion

piles coins money

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.

All Updates

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 amd Twitter.

*See Section terms and conditions

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