The Civil Litigation Section covers the practice of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including costs, fees and funding, relief from sanctions, disclosure, expert witnesses, and court rules and procedure. We also cover practice management issues for civil litigation firms and departments, from consumer contracts to staffing
Dr John Sorabji from Nine St John Street Chambers looks at Lloyd v Google LLC  EWCA Civ 1599, a decision which may lead to a new approach to class action litigation – if upheld by the Supreme Court.
The High Court has emphasised the need for a robust approach to case management as collective actions continue to grow. Stuart Pickford, James Whitaker, Miles Robinson and Warsha Kalé look at a recent case.
Our partner Safelink is offering free access to its online legal platform for Law Society members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has published an organisational risk assessment and an assessment tool, which will enable it to regularly review the safety of its buildings.
All Litigation in Practice
A person using legal expenses insurance (LEI) has the right under EU law to choose their own lawyer for mediation proceedings, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.
Avi Dolties asks whether it’s time to start tapping into mediation to settle costs disputes.
Mediation continues to face challenges in its journey from an alternative to mainstream form of dispute resolution, not least being overshadowed by Brexit. Peter Causton rounds up the latest developments.
Jonathan Haydn-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.