REVIEW OF THE YEAR (3): SOME FACTS, FIGURES AND INTERESTING QUESTIONS (“ARE PART 36 OFFERS INCLUDED IN THE TRIAL BUNDLE?”)
This year the blog has had 529,639 visitors and 1,349,269 views. 535 posts have been published. The number of posts were not as hectic as last year (770 posts) but 2020 was dominated by guidance on litigating in a Covid era. However the number of visitors to the blog has increased as has the number of subscribers – now 25,188.
MOST READ POSTS: THE TOP 10
The most surprising aspect of this may be that the post on “Sedley’s Laws” is still in the top 10. It was written in 2013 and was number one post for a number of years.
- Witness statements: Imminent new rules in the Business and Property Courts.
- Civil Procedure Back to Basics 58: how to calculate time in the Civil Procedure Rules
- People, including judges, are reading what you say online: it is not just clients.
- New Form N244 – something to watch out for.
- No matter how big you are, or how important (you think) you are – you have to comply with the rules.
- Trial bundles: timing, content and presentation: and do you know Sedley’s Laws?
- Replies and Defence to counterclaim: a Primer
- Medical agency costs not recoverable in fixed costs regime: report of a decision.
- Fundamental dishonesty: 76 year old claimant sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for contempt of court.
- Expert had a “flagrant disregard for his duty to the court”: ordered to pay £50,500 wasted costs.
MOST COMMON SEARCH TERMS
Unsurprisingly the most common search terms are “civil litigation brief”, “gordon exall brief”, “gordon exall blog” and similar combinations. However the second most common search term is “mason -v- laing”. The second most common substantive search term is “defence to counterclaim” followed by “relief from sanctions” and “CPR 2.11”. “Application for relief from sanctions comes next followed by “issuing court proceedings on behalf of an estate”.
SOME INTERESTING SEARCH TERMS: “ARE PART 36 OFFERS INCLUDED IN TRIAL BUNDLE?”
- principles of a credible witness
- case law witness statement making submissions
- solicitors previously confirmed instructed to accept service but later retract
- consequence of issuing a claim form without first sending a letter of claim
- must you include provision as to how witness statement was obtained
- difference between a skeleton argument and submissions
- if failed to disclose a disclosable document within 7 days what is sanction
- civil litigation brief the use of middle names for defendant
- what to do if proceedings have been issued against the wrong defendant
- is the evidence of a hand writing expert accepted in the uk legal system
- can a lawyer act as a witness and advocate in a dispute
- are all without notice hearings full and frank disclosure
- defence struck out – what next?
- can you give evidence in to a court if you have not got a solicitor
- counsel did hearing they weren’t instructed in
- how to complete a skeleton argument
- case about keeping pleadings simple
- can you ask a witness leading questions
- best font for witness statement
- witness is someone with nothing to lose and nothing to gain by the outcome of the case.
- what order should trial bundle be in
- civil litigation brief there is a worrying trend
- are part 36 offers included in trial bundle
- cases where counsel have acted as witness
- can you draw inferences if you have no solicitor
SOME OTHER INSIGHTS
At the moment the most popular day on the blog is Wednesday and the most popular time is 4.00 pm.
There have been 1,148,450 words written on the blog (prior to this post).
There are 4,510 posts on this blog in total.
The most common links that people follow are to the Bailii site, followed by APIL (mainly because of links to webinars).
The most common means of non-subscribers getting to the site is by search engine (424,282 views) followed by Twitter and Linked In.