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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of civil litigation practice, for our regular members-only e-newsletters
A year ago, national law firm DWF overhauled its business model and introduced a range of new client services, including a centralised legal support centre with paralegals working on everything from e-disclosure to bundling. DWF director Julia Williams explains how this paralegal hub is transforming the way it undertakes litigation, and the financial and practical rewards it is reaping.
Mediation has many advantages, but there are also downsides to it that should not be overlooked, warns Philip Hesketh
Mark Field considers the final steps of a mediation.
We speak to independent full-time mediator Tim Wallis (http://www.tim-wallis.co.uk/) on his daily practice, including the selection process, his pre-mediation service, handling difficult clients, and what happens once the day is over. He also gives his best practice advice on making the mediation go as smoothly as possible.
We regularly hand-pick the most important civil cases and provide clear and concise analysis of the issues involved and any actions you should consider taking
The recently reported case of London Aviation Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  EWHC 1037 (Ch) decided that an expert was not ‘reasonably required’ because, on the facts of the case, an expert was unlikely to assist the judge.
We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of civil litigation practice, for our regular e-newsletter. Read sample articles exclusively here
The House of Lords EU Committee has published a report about the effect of Brexit on three EU Regulations which together ‘play an important role in facilitating the daily operation of the European legal system’. Jonathan Haydn-Williams looks at the Committee’s conclusions as to the Brussels I Regulation ‘recast’ relating to civil and commercial matters.
Civil and commercial litigation is exciting, cutting edge and prestigious. It can also be ‘run of the mill’, cheap and stressful. What can junior litigation solicitors do to enhance their professional development in the modern world, asks Gareth Raisbeck.
Rosie Ioannou explains why third party funding exploded in 2016, and what to expect of 2017.
As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand
The new SRA regulations on continuing professional development for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Advocacy Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence.
View this webinar and discover how to build a successful strategy to implement unbundled legal services, including assessing the benefits of unbundling, developing a marketing strategy to promote the advantages to clients and internally, and learn risk management techniques.
Join Maura McIntosh of Herbert Smith Freehills for an update on the key developments in commercial litigation over the past 12 months. Inclusive in Civil Litigation Section membership.
Join this webinar delivered by Ed Pepperall, QC MCIArb, of St Philips Chambers, to hear a round-up of recent part 36 offers and case law. This webinar is inclusive in Civil Litigation Section membership for 2016.
The Solicitor Judges Division is hosting a free judicial appointments preparation event at the Law Society for the district judge (magistrate court) exercise launching on 21 March 2017.
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LASPO’s legal aid cuts have damaged the very foundations of our justice system, according to new review.
Naming of parties still a necessary step in any claim application.
Independence of judiciaries must be understood and recognised, says head of Chancery Division.
Open letter from justice secretary says 'essential changes' are already under way.