Like legal regulation, civil litigation is peppered with acronyms and abbreviations, which it can sometimes be hard to keep up with.To make life easier, they have all been set out in a glossary, below, to which we will link in future postings where relevant.

ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution
CFA Conditional Fee Agreement
DBA Damages Based Agreement
LASPO Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which brought in the current raft of cuts in legal aid services
LIP Litigant in person
LSS Litigation and Settlements Strategy (of HMRC) |PATAS |Parking and Traffic Appeals Service, hears appeals from motorists against penalty charge notices etc
PCN Penalty Charge Notice, usually for parking in the wrong place, driving in the Congestion Zone without paying, or some other fixed-penalty infringement
PI Personal injury (in the context of claims for damages)
SME Small and Medium sized Enterprises