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Civil Litigation Section

Costs, Fees and Funding

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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

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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 litigation

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 timesSubscription

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.

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Capped costs pilot launches January 2019

17 January 2019

A voluntary capped costs pilot runs from 14 January 2019 for two years in certain business and property courts for cases valued up to £250,000.

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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
  • PIcARBS
  • 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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