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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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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The new discount rate – striking a fair balance?

2019-08-12T12:59:00+01:00By

John Cuss asks whether it’s time to update the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of service by email.

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My legal life: Kerry Underwood

2019-08-12T07:21:00+01:00By

Kerry Underwood discusses the importance of valuing professional skills in the age of Wikipedia, and why there are few truly new ideas in law.

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