Litigation

SDT decision exposes unfairness

A solicitor who misled a law firm and a mediator was struck off after that firm reported him to the SRA, despite his firm deciding to deal with it internally

26 May 2020

Regulating litigation in the 21st century

The line between regulated and unregulated legal activities has become increasingly blurred, as Michael Stacey explains

13 May 2020

‘Now's not the time’ to press ahead with online PI reforms

The government has again delayed its online whiplash reforms – just as the rest of the world quickly adapts to functioning online
 

23 Apr 2020

Chambers releases mock virtual RTA trial film

A future increase in virtual hearings is likely, says one of the barristers behind a mock virtual trial film recording

20 Apr 2020

Guideline hourly rates to be reviewed and updated

A long-awaited review into the solicitors’ guideline hourly rates is underway following mounting pressure from lawyers and judges

17 Apr 2020

Remote hearings: ‘mute the misbehaving’

A snap consultation on remote hearings in the family courts has been launched, while separately there are reports of litigants in remote hearings verbally abusing judges

15 Apr 2020

The incompetent expert

The Bar is a good sounding board for solicitors searching for the best expert, says Nick Barraclough

06 Mar 2020

Legal professional privilege revisited

Legal advice privilege in documents or communications can inadvertently be lost, warns Andrew Pavlovic

27 Feb 2020

Covert operations

Has the admissibility of covert digital recordings tipped the balance in favour of the claimant? Nicola Laver reports

29 Jan 2020