Litigation in Practice

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Flexible court hours pilot to start in September 2019


Court bosses have finally confirmed the start date for the long-anticipated extended sitting hours pilot.

More on court rules and procedure


Podcast: Relief from sanctions


In the second podcast of our series, Civil Litigation Section committee member Peter Causton offers advice and top tips on applying the relief from sanctions test.

More on relief from sanctions


Four key characteristics to look for when instructing an expert witness


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.


Podcast: Changes to the Financial Ombudsman Service


Thomas Bell and James Hall discuss the new rules enacted by the Financial Conduct Authority, which substantially expanded the Financial Ombudsman Service’s jurisdiction.

All other general litigation

Civil Litigation Section renewals

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