Litigation

Facing pressure from clients

A conflict can easily arise when acting for both parties who reach an amicable agreement on separation, but solicitors must think ethically, says Men

Floored by paper

Digitising documents sounds a great idea until you realise you can’t really flick through a bundle on screen, says Richard Bar

Report advocates mandatory online dispute resolution

Online dispute resolution (ODR) must be made mandatory to succeed, according to an independent report published by the Legal Services Board las

Securing interpreters in family proceedings

Legally aided parties should arrange interpretation themselves to avoid the costs and delays often incurred by last minute cancellation, suggests district judge Stephe

All’s fair: legal challenges to hospital closure consultation

Two recent cases on hospital closures suggest that public bodies may have to provide more detailed justification for their decisions, explains Michae

Imposter syndrome: choosing your witnesses wisely

Following the collapse of a case concerning a £7m carbon credit fraud this week, Mark Solon reflects on the importance of calling credible exper

Fighting apathy: the data behind costs reforms

With the government intending to extend fixed recoverable costs further, it’s essential litigators engage with current and future reforms, urges Franci