The Dispute Resolution 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 Ministry of Justice invites solicitors with cross-examination expertise, and vulnerable witness and advocacy training, to register for court appointed cross-examination work in family and civil proceedings.
The Law Society has revised and updated our practice note on unbundling civil legal services
Leigh Ellis, solicitor at Hall Ellis, examines how claim forms and other court documents should be served, and why emailing is not automatically sufficient for service
Ed Williams KC, director of Assurety (providers of witness familiarisation training) gives some pointers for practitioners to consider when helping witnesses prepare for remote hearings.
All litigation in practice
The Damages Claims Portal (DCP) is a digital service allowing registered legal professionals to issue a claim for damages on behalf of their client on an online portal. John Cuss explores some of the challenges faced by practitioners since its launch.
Matthew L. McGrath and Donny Surtani look at the importance of net present value, and how this can be used inform risk management and improve outcomes for financial recovery
Rita Giannini explains how different rules may apply to cross-border litigators dealing with alternative dispute resolution, depending on whether you act for one of the parties or mediate between them
Amanda Bucklow considers the advantages and drawbacks, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and tips on how to make the most of remote mediation.
All alternative dispute resolution