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  • Four key characteristics to look for when instructing an expert witness

  • Freelance solicitors

  • On the record: making the most of time recording

  • The new discount rate – striking a fair balance?

  • My legal life: Kerry Underwood

  • FAQ: undue influence claims and defences

  • Missed PPI claims: the next big trend in civil litigation?

  • What’s the deal with DBA insurance?

  • A close eye on costs estimates and quotations

  • Time to modernise the Civil Procedure Rules on service by email?

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No-deal Brexit guidance: civil and commercial cooperation


What action should your firm be taking in a no-deal scenario?

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Jane Williams

Missed PPI claims: the next big trend in civil litigation?


After the cut-off date for payment protection insurance (PPI) claims on 29 August 2019, solicitors who failed to advise clients of their opportunity to claim may face claims themselves. Professional negligence defender Jane Williams looks at what this means for civil litigation practitioners.

Sir Rupert Jackson

Reforming fixed recoverable costs


As the government consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs in civil cases in England and Wales comes to a close, Sir Rupert Jackson considers the benefits and drawbacks of the costs regime in Germany.

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Civil Litigation Section renewals

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The Civil Litigation Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

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  • Funding switch cases – the retrospective sting in the tail

  • Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

  • Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…

  • Switching from legal aid to a CFA

  • Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12

  • Case commentary: Bailey v GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 3195 (QB)

  • Kerry Underwood's third party funding update

  • Kerry Underwood's part 36 update

  • BNM v MGN – The essential summary

  • Contentious probate update - 2017 (part 3)