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Civil Justice Section

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Civil Justice Section. Established in 2006, the section focuses on all areas of civil justice including arbitration, litigation and mediation.

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    Membership is open to all practising and trainee solicitors.

    To join, download the membership form (PDF 151kb) or visit our Join us page.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries regarding the Civil Justice Section please contact us:


    Telephone: 020 7316 5668

  • The deregulation of the legal services market and the overhaul of litigation costs and funding following the Jackson Review has made the marketplace for litigators, mediators and arbitrators more challenging than it has ever been.

    The Law Society's Civil Justice Section will provide the support, information and insight you need to understand the changes and how they will affect you, and to ensure that your dispute resolution department or team remains a profitable and central part of your business.

    Membership offers you regular news, commentary and updates on key civil justice issues, together with training and developmental opportunities in the areas of most importance to practitioners.

    You will also have the opportunity to contribute your views to the Section's executive committee, and to join the committee to make your voice heard on civil justice policy and practice.

    Membership benefits

    As a Civil Justice Section member, you will benefit from a range of products and services designed to keep you up to date and provide specialist information, support and guidance tailored to your needs, including:

    8 CPD points earned using your:

    • 2 half-day Section conferences (worth £150)
    • 4 webinars, available live and on demand
    • Civil Justice Section Update - a regular email providing news and features on general civil litigation, managing a civil litigation team / department, and key contentious practice areas
    • Opportunities to contribute your views to the Section's executive committee, which provides input to the Law Society and the government on civil justice policy and practice


    • 40 per cent off Litigation Funding magazine (PDF 808kb) - published every two months, this magazine keeps you up to date on the financing of litigation, as well as essential cost issues
    • 20 per cent off related Law Society webinars
    • 20 per cent off related Law Society Publishing titles