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Civil Litigation Section

Court Rules and Procedure

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Kerry Underwood's part 36 update

6 December 2017By

Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.

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Online court: our feedback so far

22 June 2017

Law Society policy adviser Alice Owen and Section committee members James Perry and Raj Rai were invited to a demonstration of a prototype of the online court last month. Here, they explain what they saw - and why there is still much work to be done.

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New rules on electronic track data in admiralty collision claimsSubscription

12 April 2017

Nerys Thomas looks at new guidance to practitioners about changes to CPR 61 (admiralty claims) and the expectations of the admiralty courts in collisions claims in which electronic track data is available.

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CPR 88th update: what's new?Subscription

30 March 2017By

The 88th update to the Civil Procedure Rules (SI 2017/95) makes several important changes which will all come into force by 6 April. Cait Sweeney looks at the pivotal developments.

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News focus: Don't blow a fuse over online civil court

14 November 2017

The Law Society Gazette looks at how plans for the online court are progressing - and finds that its first few iterations will be considerably less ambitious than Lord Justice Briggs envisaged.

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