Civil dispute resolution in the event of a no-deal Brexit Theresa May’s deal, an extension of Article 50 (with or without a general election), a second referendum; the permutations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU are various and the outcome is uncertain. If the deal put forward by the Prime Minister is rejected, the prospect…

In Brief: October 2018   Legal professional privilege: where are we now?   In broad terms Part 31 of the Civil Procedure Rules outlines civil litigants’ duties to disclose (to the other parties) documents that are or have been in their control and are relevant to the issues in dispute.   The Criminal Procedure and…

In Brief: February 2018 The Supreme Court considers the treatment of litigants in person in civil proceedings Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2018] UKSC 12 Brief Background This case related to a professional negligence claim issued by the claimant against his former solicitors. The claimant, a litigant in person, attempted to serve the claim form…

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