Monday, 23 October 2017 – Civil Litigation Update with Professor Dominic Regan


“20 Golden Rules of Litigation” with Professor Dominic Regan

Professor Dominic Regan is a visiting professor at City Law School, London and a columnist for ‘The New Law Journal”. He also writes regularly for ‘Litigation Funding’ and is the chair of the Lexis Dispute resolution webinars.

In addition, Dominic has advised on budgeting reform and employment law changes and is a special adviser to the Association of Costs Lawyers and a peer reviewer for Oxford University Press.

There are certain guiding principles that are timeless and which every practitioner should appreciate.  Some go back centuries; others have evolved drastically in recent months!  Every litigator will be better prepared after this talk.

Issues include:

  • What you must tell your client;
  • What you must never say;
  • The new approach to amendment;
  • Howe to avoid sanctions;
  • How best to secure relief;
  • Prove it or lose it;
  • Wrapping up a claim;
  • Limiting your retainer;
  • Budgeting


Costs law update

Practical tips regarding drafting bills and recovering costs, by head of bSquared Costs Law Helen Woolley


Helen has specialised in costs law for over 20 years. Before this, she was a litigation fee earner dealing with a number of areas of law including family, consumer credit agreements, civil litigation, clinical negligence and personal injury claims. This experience provided Helen with an understanding of the pressures fee earners face in dealing with their cases and the subsequent onerous task of cost recovery for the business. 

Helen and her team of cost draftsmen have an outstanding track record and pride themselves on achieving the best deal possible for you, your firm and your client.


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