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


Rachel Rothwell interivew LSLA and Disclosure Working Group member, Ed Crosse.


Jason Woodland, Peters and Peters writes on Foreign Lawyers and Priviege in the Law Society Gazette p29.


Guest post by Avneet Baryan, an associate at Rosling King and committee member of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association

Processing customer payments: key litigation risks for banks examine

John McElroy & Luke Grimes examine climate change litigation in England and Wales.


Chris Bushell, President of the LSLA on diversity & inclusion in the legal profession.


LSLA members, Mary Young and Rebecca Niblock, Kingsley Napley, write in the Gazette (pages 25-26) on whether there shoudl be a right to banking.


This month’s newsletter reports on our recent activities and looks forward to the events we have planned for the end of 2020.


Dear Member,

Re: Your LSLA Membership