Court Rules and Procedure

laptop user hands only

Time to modernise the Civil Procedure Rules on service by email?


John Cuss asks whether it’s time to update the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of service by email.

Simon Davis

The Rule of Law and I, Solicitor


Simon Davis, next President of the Law Society, considers the role of solicitors in upholding the rule of law.

Edward Cooke

Success story: Battling for local justice


Edward Cooke explains what it was like to take on the government and Whitehall juggernaut in a bid to save local court provision in Chichester.

legal professional privilege

Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time


In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege.

All Features and Opinion

Analogue clock showing ten minutes to six.

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.

All Updates

Civil Litigation Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Civil Litigation Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement Programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • costs
  • budgeting and management
  • court fees
  • access to justice
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • profitability
  • clinical negligence
  • fixed costs
  • J codes
  • adjudication
  • service
  • jurisdiction
  • consumer protection
  • Rome II

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: seminars, workshops, webinars, conferences, e-newsletters, magazines amd Twitter.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today