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
Zoe Osborne and Peter Ibrahim consider the growth of private prosecutions.
On 5 November 2019, the Committee of Public Accounts published its final report into the government’s progress on transforming courts and tribunals.
In January 2019, a two-year disclosure pilot began in the business and property courts. Elizabeth Gibson recaps her personal experience of using the new process.
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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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.