Civil Litigation Sub Committee

Civil Litigation Sub-Committee

Areas Covered

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
  • Commerical Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Debt work
  • Insolvency
  • Housing

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.  As you can see from this I have a busy year ahead of me.

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.

Kirsty McKno- Chair, Civil Litigation Committee


Open Invitation to non PI Lawyers

The areas covered by the Committee are from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives and they include:
Personal Injury
Commercial Litigation
Debt Work
It is hoped more non PI lawyers will apply to sit on this sub committee.
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. 
All you need to do to be co-opted onto the committee is to write to the Chair at  Once approved for co-option, your details will be added onto the Committee’s email distribution list so that you receive notifications for future meetings.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Success has been achieved by the committee with regard to rates of remuneration allowed on taxation, listings and delays at court.

Please Click Here to view the New Consent Order Direction (PDF)
Please Click Here to view the Liverpool Civil and Family Court direct dial phone numbers (PDF)
The Guideline Hourly Rates are as follows:

  Band A Band B Band C Band D
London 1 409 296 226 138
London 2 317 242 196 126
London 3 229-267 172-229 165 121
National 1 217 192 161 118
National 2 201 177 146 111

The rates for London 3, Bands A and B are presented as ranges following the format of The Guide to the Summary Assessment of Costs. These ranges go some way towards reflecting the wide range of work types transacted in these areas.

The Court has provided practitioners with a specific email address for High Court Civil Listing. This email address is only to be used for e-mailing documents & orders for referral to the High Court Judge dealing with civil matters. Click Here to open your email program and obtain the address.

Please Click Here to access the Civil Court questionnaire (PDF)