The LSLA caters for a broad range of commercial litigators drawn from the largest of the City’s top international firms, mid-size practices and smaller specialist firms based in and around London. All members share a common desire to network with one another and add to their knowledge via an active annual education programme of lectures and seminars presented by judges, leading QCs and other expert authorities that the LSLA’s prestigious reputation enables it to attract.
Government uses the LSLA as a sounding board for consultations on developments and proposed changes affecting civil and commercial litigation. The LSLA harnesses the considerable knowledge of its experienced litigators to help shape new law and promote access to civil justice.
In recent years the LSLA has submitted papers on the Supreme Court, the QC system, the judicial appointments system, various aspects of the costs regime, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Members of the LSLA Committee participate in the work of influential committees including the Civil Justice Council, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, the Civil Justice section of The Law Society, the Commercial Court Users Committee, the Rolls Building User Group and the Chancery User Group. Representatives from the City of London Law Society and the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society also sit on the LSLA Committee.
The LSLA is an active supporter of campaigns overseas that promote London as a centre for international litigation and arbitration.