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Civil Litigation Section

Costs, Fees and Funding

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Don't be afraid of the new bill of costsSubscription

13 April 2018

The new electronic bill of costs is here. Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why you shouldn’t panic.

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Why you shouldn't overlook pro bono costs in civil litigationSubscription

8 February 2018

Whether you or your firm do pro bono work or not, it is important to know about pro bono costs, says Toby Brown. 

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Kerry Underwood's third party funding updateSubscription

6 February 2018

Kerry Underwood dissects two recent judgments that could have significant implications for third party funders.

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BTE insurance: Absolute right to own solicitor at all times

29 November 2017By

A European court has ruled that a legal expenses insurer’s terms and conditions were incompatible with the Solvency II Directive, and that the claimant had a free choice of lawyer under a contract of legal expense insurance. Kerry Underwood’s response? Don’t take no for an answer from BTE insurers.

Costs

The new Bill of Costs - you're probably going to like it, actually

29 November 2017

Are you ready for the new electronic Bill of Costs? Kevin Wonnacott is confident that it will be well-received by civil litigators.

All Features and Opinion

Imran Benson

Switching from legal aid to a CFA

3 April 2018

Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451.

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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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