Practice Notes: Procedures

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

08 Aug 2019

Report advocates mandatory online dispute resolution

Online dispute resolution (ODR) must be made mandatory to succeed, according to an independent

10 Jul 2019

Securing interpreters in family proceedings

Legally aided parties should arrange interpretation themselves to avoid the costs and delays often

03 Jul 2019

Cheap gatekeepers: the false economy of inexperienced triage staff

The Civil Liability Bill will prompt even more firms to consider recruiting low-level call handlers

01 Mar 2019

Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distraction

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft

15 Feb 2019

Thoroughly modern disclosure

A new pilot scheme intends to bring about a change in attitude to disclosure but its success will

01 Feb 2019

The power of leadership in legal practices

Firms too often make the mistake of filling leadership roles based on seniority rather than the

13 Sep 2017

A whirlwind six months

Georgina Squire reflects on the groundbreaking judgments and procedural changes litigators have had

05 Jul 2017

Securing transparency and trust

The risk of jigsaw identification is but one aspect of the family court reporting puzzle, writes

11 Apr 2017

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