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
The government has released training to support civil court users when using Cloud Video Platform for remote hearings.
Legal professionals should not be permitted to break quarantine to attend hearings and tribunals, the Law Society has warned.
In July 2020, the government announced plans to open ‘Nightingale Courts’ to help the justice system recover from the impact of coronavirus.
As part of its coronavirus court-recovery plan, HMCTS has announced a pilot for extended operating hours in crown courts.
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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.