London Solicitors Litigation Association


Formed in 1952, the LSLA celebrated its 60th year in 2012.  Past Presidents of the LSLA have included Thomas Seager-Berry (now Costs Judge Seager-Berry), Richard Evans of Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Hugh Elder of Gordon Dadds, David Wyld formerly of Macfarlanes, James Burnett-Hitchcock of CMS Cameron McKenna, Michael Seymour of Hogan Lovells, Richard Fox of Kingsley Napley, Tony Guise of GUISE, Graham Huntley of Signature Litigation, Simon Davis of Clifford Chance, David Greene of Edwin Coe and Seamus Smyth of Carter Lemon Camerons.

Benefits for Members

  • Each spring and autumn the LSLA holds a series of lectures on issues of topical concern. The quality of speakers  pays testament to the esteem in which the LSLA is held.

    Events & Lectures

  • The LSLA's monthly e-newsletter keeps all members up to date with the many activities of the Association, as well as providing a forum for debate.


  • There are a significant number of consultations on issues that impact on our members.  The LSLA notifies its members about ongoing consultations and debates, solicits comments and views, responds to consultations, and provides feedback on the outcomes.

    Consultations and Responses

  • The Association holds two dinners each year. A formal Dinner takes place in the autumn. The Dinner which follows our AGM in March is a more informal event at which a speaker is invited to lead a discussion on a matter of topical interest on a "Chatham House" basis.


  • The Junior LSLA is for members of the profession of eight years PQE or less.  It provides seminars, networking events and E-news.

    Junior Site

Recent Updates


LSLA member, David Greene, comments on the trans-Pacific trade pact.


LSLA member, Leigh Callaway's, article on cyber risks during the pandemic in the Law Society Gazette.


LSLA member, Natalie Todd, and Richard Swan's article on cold cases: living expenses and freezing injuctions.


LSLA member, Julian Copeman from Herbert Smith Freehills, comments on a landmark case alleging Google illegally tracked millions of iPhone users is


As lockdown eases we hope we shall all be able to see each other in person again soon.  However, in the meantime we continue to deal with as much a


PLA Member, Elizabeth Carter's, piece on mental health in the legal profession  published in LawCaree


PLA Member, Susanne Buergi, on what lawyers have learned from a year of remote working has published in the Law Society Gazette page 32.


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