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Civil Litigation Section

Court Rules and Procedure

Simon Davis

The Rule of Law and I, Solicitor

4 December 2018By

Simon Davis, next President of the Law Society, considers the role of solicitors in upholding the rule of law.

Edward Cooke

Success story: Battling for local justice

12 October 2018By

Edward Cooke explains what it was like to take on the government and Whitehall juggernaut in a bid to save local court provision in Chichester.

legal professional privilege

Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

25 September 2018By

In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege. Elisabeth Ross considers what this means for practitioners.

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How to make a derivative claimSubscription

15 June 2018By

A derivative claim allows an aggrieved shareholder to use the company’s name and funds to pursue directors for breaches of fiduciary duty. Kerry Underwood explains the process and considers relevant case law in this important area, focusing on the impact on charities.

All Features and Opinion

supreme court

Litigants in person: the new hardline approachSubscription

6 April 2018

Kerry Underwood explains the string of recent case law which suggests the courts are taking a much tougher approach to litigants in person.

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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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