Although litigation is constantly said to be in decline, there is still a fair amount of work out there for solicitors and barristers alike.

In this week’s bumper Special Report, The Lawyer examines the wide range of issues affecting litigators, arbitrators and mediators in the current climate.

The Company Law Reform Bill is likely to expand the potential for litigation involving company directors, as well as making it easier to bring group litigation to court. We look at the possible effects of the new legislation.

We also examine ways in which a litigator can pick the right method to resolve a dispute. Mediation has become part of the landscape now, but is it the right way to deal with a problem?
Other changes in the litigation market include new rules covering electronic files and an increase in product liability claims. The variety of issues proves that litigation is merely changing, not dying out.