Civil litigation Update
29 July 2016

Latest news and updates

The DWF paralegal hub: the new face of litigation?
A year ago, national law firm DWF introduced a centralised legal support centre with paralegals working on everything from e-disclosure to bundling. Director Julia Williams explains how this paralegal hub is transforming the way it undertakes litigation, and the financial and practical rewards it is reaping.
Disclosure developments after Pyrrho: a watershed for predictive coding?
Susan Monty, head of the financial crime, civil fraud and regulatory team at Simons Muirhead & Burton, considers the future use of predictive coding in litigation following the Pyrrho judgment, and offers practical advice on what to do if you think your case might be suitable for e-disclosure.
Constitutional aspects of Brexit
Jonathan Haydn-Williams reviews of some of the constitutional issues to which the referendum vote gives rise.
Fundamental dishonesty: where are we now?
What constitutes fundamental dishonesty has been left to the discretion of the court with no definition provided within the CPR. Kerry Underwood suggests this could all change very soon, with a decision by the Supreme Court imminent. 
Managing fixed costs in clinical negligence work
The government’s plans to introduce fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims have been delayed, but are unlikely to be on hold for long. If this is the direction of travel, argues Rebecca Thomas, director in clinical negligence at Duncan Lewis, here’s how to make the regime work.
MoJ whiplash proposals: there is a better way
The Ministry of Justice’s consultation paper on its proposed whiplash reforms will signal the start of a process that may have a greater impact upon the legal and claims sector than Brexit ever will, says Donna Scully.

Featured events

Civil Litigation Section autumn conference: vision and practice (29 September 2016, London) – attendance included in Section membership!
This year’s autumn conference comprises two sessions – the first focusing on technology in legal practice as a force for change, disruption and re-invention. The second will take the form of a judicial symposium for your chance to listen and interact with past and present members of the Bench to provide tips and advice on how to enhance and grow your practice. We are delighted to confirm that The Right Honourable Lord Justice Briggs will deliver the keynote address at the event. 
Webinar: Part 36 round up 2016 (6 September 2016)
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 of Civil Litigation Section membership for 2016.
Webinar: Commercial litigation update 2016 (18 October 2016)
Join Maura McIntosh of Herbert Smith Freehills for an update on the key developments in commercial litigation over the past 12 months. Inclusive of Civil Litigation Section membership.

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