Features and Comment

We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on contentious civil practice, including costs, fees, funding, disclosure, ADR, court rules and procedure, and relief from sanctions

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Four key characteristics to look for when instructing an expert witness

2019-10-10T16:24:00+01:00By

Having completed 40 years’ service as an expert witness in litigation and arbitration proceedings, Arthur Harverd reflects on the essential qualities that solicitors should seek when appointing expert witnesses.

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Freelance solicitors

2019-09-30T11:15:00+01:00By

The SRA introduces a new ‘freelance solicitor’ model this November, which will allow solicitors to provide legal services on a freelance basis. But how will the model work in practice, and could it be for you? Marzena Lipman takes a closer look.

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On the record: making the most of time recording

2019-08-14T13:08:00+01:00By ,

Billable hours remain key to profitability for many law firms but also bring a heavy administrative burden. Andrew Moir and Amanda Chaboryk outline some of the opportunities they’ve found when analysing the time-recording data at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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