The Judiciary Working Group on Litigants in Person has been published and is available at http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/Resources/JCO/Documents/Reports/lip_2013.pdf It is worth reading for anyone involved in cases where litigants in person are involved. These always involve additional challenges. The lawyer’s duties…

“THOSE LIMITATION PERIODS THAT CAN BITE YOU IN THE BOTTOM” It can come to a shock to some litigators that not every action has a three year limitation period. Some have a two year period and some less than that.  …

How does anyone miss a three year limitation period?  The basic answer is usually some kind of maladministration.  Often a failure of the diary system.  Someone has inserted the wrong month, occasionally the wrong year. Sometimes there is no diary…

I am writing a series of posts on the topic of “how not to get sued”.  This is mainly aimed at personal injury practitioners, however many of the posts relate to procedure and will be of more general interest. There…

The Civil Procedure (amendment No 5) Rules 2013 

The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2 ) Order 2013

As Wimbledon is underway it is worth reminding ourselves that even apparently minor faults in service can be fatal to an action.  This is illustrated by the decision in Venulum Property Investments Ltd –v- Space Architecture Ltd &  9 others …

Make sure you check out the links section on Civil Litigation Brief, it contains some useful links for all litigators  including the new link to  the Ministry of Justice website which provides model standard orders for directions.

Taking a close look at the decision in Atrium Training Services [2013] EWHC regarding extensions of time and its practical significance for litigators  One of my main reasons for starting this blog was to keep a close eye on developments…