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
Advocates and solicitors who work on imminent or ongoing court or tribunal hearings are included in the government’s list of key workers during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Deborah Burke discusses ideas from a recent white paper on how to improve the detailed assessment process, and offers tips on getting to grips with electronic filing (or e-filing).
John Cuss summarises what we know so far about the online courts pilots.
The Flexible Operating Hours (FOH) pilot is due to finish in March 2020 and the government is seeking feedback from solicitors who took part.
All Litigation in Practice
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.
In Savings Advice Ltd, Master Howarth found that factual statements as to the amount of costs used in mediations could be used in subsequent assessment proceedings. Does this mean not everything in a mediation stays secret, asks Deborah Burke.