Each article provides either an update on the latest legislative changes affecting civil litigation, insider insight into current hot topics making the headlines, or practical guidance that will aid litigators in their everyday practice – from budgeting to professional conduct. The guide also provides tips on important activities for the firm or practice as a whole, such as marketing and business development.
This is a multi-contributor report which draws on the experience of a range of well-respected experts and practitioners; Each contributor focuses in detail on a current issue and provides practical advice and tips that will help those departments to survive and thrive; A quick reference overall guide for civil litigation teams to refer to in order to benchmark their current processes and knowledge and ensure they are well placed to deal with market challenges. This report discusses the latest regulations, legislation, and guidance relating to civil litigation. It provides advice on key topics of interest to litigators, including getting the best from expert witnesses, dealing with LIPs, better budgeting, and making the most of e-discovery. Insight is provided into current hot topics in litigation, such as cross-border litigation and litigation over financial mis-selling. Practical guidance is given on marketing/BD and targeted at litigation practices/departments.
Chapter 1: Reflecting on the Jackson reforms
Chapter 2: Disclosure and discovery post-Jackson
Chapter 3: For better or for worse
Chapter 4: Evidential reliability: A practical guide for lawyers
Chapter 5: Litigants in person
Chapter 6: Balancing duties to the court and to the client
Chapter 7: Marketing a litigation practice
Chapter 8: Jurisdiction in cross-border disputes: Principles and pitfalls
Chapter 9: Collective investment schemes