Litigation

Law Commission confirms validity of electronic signatures

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents and are, in most cases, a viable alternative to handwritte

SRA consults on solicitor advocates

Changes to the assessment of solicitor advocates and qualifying requirements for undertaking advocacy in serious youth court cases have been proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authorit

Let’s be realistic

David Hodson OBE asks if it’s time for a John Cornwell-style code of practice for lawyers’ wellbeing in famil

How to beat endless court delays

Vanessa Asante encourages divorce lawyers to consider practical steps to avoid cour

Consortium launches no-win, no-fee commercial litigation

A consortium of high street law firms is extending PI-style ‘no-win, no-fee’ litigation to commercia

Why ADR methods can never replace the true justice of legal aid

Proposals for a ‘third way’ to resolve low level family disputes involving children through an ADR model are doomed for lack of funding, says Davi

Brave new world for civil litigators: get ready for dispute resolution ‘family style’

Gareth Ledsham prepares civil law practitioners for embracing judge-led dispute resolution through FD