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About John O'Sullivan

John is a senior Bay St civil litigator with substantial trial experience. He was a partner with WeirFoulds LLP for many years. He withdrew from the Firm in April 2012 to set up his own civil and estates litigation practise based on the model of referred advocacy. He is a passionate promoter of rules of civil procedure that allow litigants to get their matters in front of a judge for determination. He is a mandatory mediation sceptic. He questions the increasingly popular view that a lawyer has failed the client if settlement is not achieved, and they end up at the courtroom door.

Posts by John O'Sullivan

Public Policy Trumps State Immunity

14th Century Legislation, as Amended.

More on Rationing Civil Justice

Victims’ Rights

New Privacy Policies at Microsoft

The Black Spider Memos

Do We Need “Meet and Confer” Rules?

Boundaries to Fearlessness

Stunting the Common Law

Saving the Civil Trial

An Interesting Use of Judicial Review

TV Cameras in the UK Court of Appeal

A Digital Bill of Rights?

“Who’S Eating Law Firms’ Lunch?”

Niqabs in Court – the UK Experience

Civil Justice Delay

Crowd Law?

Rescission for Mistake

On-Line Dispute Resolution

You Tube and Access to Justice

Legal Innovator’s Round Table