Press Release

Litigation Guru joins NLJ as Consultant Editor

David Greene appointed consultant editor of NLJ

London, 12th January 2010 - David Greene, a partner at Edwin Coe LLP and president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, has been appointed consultant editor of NLJ. David is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator.


Managing editor Elsa Booth said: "David's extensive experience as a litigator, mediator and arbitrator means he can provide expert guidance and advice to the NLJ team and ensure the magazine remains at the forefront of legal debate in the civil litigation arena." As part of his new role David will co-chair NLJ's free webcast on the final Jackson report on 14 January 2010.

David said: "I am delighted to be more closely associated with NLJ, which has always played a significant part in setting the legal agenda-and never more so than now, as demonstrated by this week's innovative Jackson webcast."


Editors' notes
David Greene

David was articled with Edwin Coe and qualified in 1980, becoming a partner in 1984. He is Head of the litigation and dispute resolution team and specialises in commercial litigation including competition claims and claims on behalf of shareholders. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator. He is an assessor for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

David has worked on numerous high profile cases including the Railtrack shareholders' action against the Government, Northern Rock, Resort Hotels and E-District. He has represented many shareholder groups in complaints to the FSA and in private claims including Langbar, Mayflower and Torex. He represents depositors in KSF (Isle of Man) and investors in the Madoff fraud and the Stanford investment fund. He has developed a strong following in contentious competition work being involved in cases in front of the CAT, High Court and Competition Commission. He has for many years advised sovereign states on disputes in international tribunals and particularly specialises in work involving governments in sub-Saharan Africa.

David is President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Council member of the Law Society. His seat is for international practice.

David was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee in 1997. He was then appointed in 2002 as a member of the Civil Justice Council. He is the author of "Civil Procedure Rules", an associate editor of "Civil Practice Manual", on the editorial board of Butterworths' "The Civil Court Practice" ("the Green Book"), a contributor to the Law Society's "Civil Litigation Manual" and the author of two titles for Atkins Court Forms.
NLJ Jackson on Costs Free Webcast: 14 January 2010 at 1pm

New Law Journal will host a live panel discussion on the key proposals and practical implications of Lord Justice Jackson's final report on civil costs litigation on after the official press conference on Thursday 14 January 2010.

Professor Dominic Regan, a leading authority on civil procedure and costs, will co-chair the free webcast with David Greene.

Panel participants:

  • His Honour Michael Cook, author of Cook on Costs
  • David Greene, president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, partner at Edwin Coe
  • Bob Musgrove, chief executive of the Civil Justice Council
  • Nick Bevan, senior counsel, Bond Pearce.

The panel will offer immediate, expert analysis on the key points raised by the final Jackson report and predict the potential impact of his recommendations on the world of costs.

To take part, simply go to on 14 January 2010 just before 1pm and follow the link. There is no need to pre-register.

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