The Civil Litigation Committee has a large membership, who between them cover a range of civil litigation areas, from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives. They include:
- Personal Injury
- Commercial Litigation
- Debt work
The main tasks of this Committee are:
1) Representing our members at meetings, such as the Civil Court Users meeting and ensure that the views of practitioners are made known and taken into account.
2) Reviewing government consultation papers and responding, when appropriate, so that our views are heard on a national level as well as locally.
3) Keeping members informed of new developments in legislation and the practice of civil litigation – and any potential changes that are being considered.
4) Liaising with Jo Downey, the Society’s Director of Education and Training, to plan any Civil Litigation Conferences, such as those on Personal Injury and Costs, and advise her on relevant seminar and course topics.
5) Helping out with events such as preparing questions for the Judges for the Judges’ Forum.
The aims and objectives of this committee are to maintain the high standard of representation and information that Liverpool Law Society civil litigators have been used to, and build on the great reputation that local solicitors have for their litigation skills.
Invitation to costs lawyers, industrial disease lawyers and those with a property background to join the committee
It is hoped more non PI lawyers will apply to sit on this sub committee. The chair, Alum Ullah from Bond Turner, is looking for more lawyers from costs, industrial disease and those with a property background. The areas covered by the Committee are from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives.
Many solicitors use the courts to act on behalf of their clients and the courts’ business is a main topic of discussion in this committee (as well as contributing to the annual PI Conferences). Problems are highlighted and brought to the attention of those at H.C.M.S for resolution. Also ‘open’ consultation papers are discussed and actioned by those attending committee meetings.
To be co-opted onto the committee, you should be a member of Liverpool Law Society. Please email the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.