Litigation and things

Survey Monkey on Jackson reforms, etc.

Dear TeCSA and TECBAR Members,

We have a timely Survey Monkey for you to respond to here on the Jackson reforms, cost budgeting, PAP, Mitchell, proportionality etc.

We also have the opportunity to provide the results of this survey to the official HM Courts and Tribunals Service, as a result of the attached invitation from the Master of the Rolls to the Bar Council and Law Society for written submission by 9 June 2014, addressing the general impact of the Court's decision in Mitchell and News Group Newspapers Limited when the Court of Appeal is hearing three appeals dealing with relief from sanctions on 16 and 17 June 2014.  The Master of the Rolls (Lord Dyson) will be presiding.

So please read the attached and complete our survey, it takes just 8 minutes to complete, so please do take the time.

To help us meet the 9 June deadline for submission, we would ask if possible that you complete it by 12pm next Monday, 9 June.  The survey will stay on-line until the end of June, however obviously we would like to capture as many of your opinions as possible for the submissions on 9 June.

We will publish the results soon.

Best wishes

Simon Tolson (Chairman of TeCSA)

Martin Bowdery (Chairman of TECBAR)

TeCSA Champagne Summer Party 2014: Save the date

Dear Members

Please "save the date" for the TeCSA Champagne Summer Party:  Wednesday, 25 June 2014, at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin's Roof Terrace at 10 Queen Street Place, London  EC4R 1BE from 18.30 to 21.00.

Flyer attached.

Kind regards

Simon Tolson

Chairman of TeCSA

Win a bottle of Taittinger Vintage Champagne !

Feedback from TeCSA members on the use of the eDisclosure Protocol

Dear All

On 1 November 2013, TeCSA, TECBAR and the SCL launched its eDisclosure Protocol and Guidelines with the aim of assisting their members with the increasingly problematic issue of handling eDisclosure.

Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart has set up a Working Group comprising those who drafted the Protocol to monitor its progress and recommend whether any amendments are necessary based on user's feedback.

Anecdotal evidence is that the Protocol is proving very useful both to the legal community and to eDisclosure providers.  This said, we would greatly appreciate any feedback from TeCSA members on the use of the Protocol (good or bad) so that this can be considered by the Working Group at its first meeting on 22 May 2014.

A bottle of Taittinger Vintage Champagne awaite the best feedback submission!

All feedback should be sent to Steven Williams, Partner at Nabarro LLP (

Kind regards


Chairman of TeCSA


Chairman's Report 2013

Please see Chairman's Report here

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