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April 2013

Last chance in consultation on new regulatory code

The Consultation on Code brings important chance to unlock regulators' behaviour. Anthony Vines, barrister, Civitas Law has drafted an article outlining the opportunities and issues raised by the consultation for regulators with regard to the Regulators' Compliance Code; particularly its impact on local authorities and businesses in the management of issues affecting our everyday lives. 

Personal Injury team help relaunch BPILS Division 1 for LexisNexis

Civitas Law's Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Group are celebrating the launch of the completely rewritten Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service (BPILS), Division 1.

Division I Fundamentals of Damages and Loss: What May Be Claimed and How (Issue 125, March 2013) was led by Divisional Editor Theo Huckle QC and includes chapters by members of the group at Civitas Law, as well as leading experts in the field.

Changes to the Late Payments of Commercial Debts regime

Recent Changes to the Late Payments of Commercial Debts regime have strengthened a suppliers’ ability to recover payment with the addition of charges and interest on all commercial contracts entered into on or after 16 March 2013.

Owain Rhys James (a second-Six Pupil at Civitas Law who is now able to be instructed) outlines the new Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 in his latest blog on the Civitas Law Communities blog for suppliers, businesses and legal practitioners.

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Supporting employability skills for the next generation of legal practitioners

Civitas Law has extended its support of law students and the ULS Welsh National Mooting Championship this year by taking part in Stretlaw’s South Wales Employability Conference 2013.

Workshop: Valuing & negotiating claims up to £25k – the essentials

In light of significant changes to civil litigation and the expansion of the claims portal, Civitas Law is hosting an exclusive, practical update for lawyers and case handlers looking to handle claims up to the value of £25,000.

Kate Parker and Owain Rhys James(*), barristers at Civitas Law, will host a free CPD seminar providing hints and tips on the valuation of claims up to £25,000 and effective negotiations.

The workshop-style seminar will cover:

Public Law Project Wales Conference 2013

Graham Walters and Mona Bayoumi, both barristers at Civitas Law, have been invited to host specialist seminars at the Public Law Project’s annual Wales conference 2013 in April.

Each year, the event attracts a range of stakeholders in the private, public and third sectors regarding public law issues and remedies. This year's conference will assess developments in public law and the ways citizens can use the law to hold the state to account. It’s a conference for lawyers, advisers, advocates and campaigners, policy advisers and legal services in public bodies.