Forthcoming events: litigation and ADR

A diary of litigation and ADR conferences, seminars and other events, with details of venues and links to relevant websites.

For arbitration events, see Forthcoming events - international arbitration.

This table contains details of forthcoming litigation and ADR conferences, seminars and other events. Where possible, links are provided to any materials available from the event organisers. The schedule is updated on a regular basis. If you have any comments about this table, or would like to add an event, please contact us.

Date

Event

Venue and details

26 September 2017

Costs Law Conference 2017. The programme for the conference is currently being shaped.

London. See the Costs Law and Practice website.

6 July 2017

Global Pound Conference (GPC) London. Initiated by the International Mediation Institute, the GPC series 2016-17 will facilitate the development of 21st century commercial and civil dispute resolution tools, at domestic, regional and international levels.

London. See the Global Pound Conference website.

10 May – 4 July 2017

Underwoods Solicitors Personal Injury Reforms Course. Topics covered include:

  • Small claims limit and running small claims profitably.

  • Small claims track procedure.

  • Restriction of general damages in soft tissue claims.

  • The tariff system.

  • Extension of fixed costs to all personal injury work.

  • Increase in value of claims covered by fixed costs.

  • Update on funding and costs.

Various. See the Underwoods Solicitors website.

23 March 2017

Commercial Litigation Association: Asset Tracing & Judgment Enforcement. The programme for the conference includes:

  • Tracing assets around the world.

  • Overcoming asset protection strategies.

  • Achieving timely and efficient monetisation.

  • Utilising insolvency tools and interim remedies.

  • Freezing orders: when to use and what to look out for.

Speakers include representatives for Jones Day, Peters & Peters, Kobre & Kim, K2, Mintz Group, Kroll.

London. See the CLAN website.

7 March 2017

White Paper: Costs, Jackson, LASPO: Shaping the rules into solution-focused advice for costs lawyers and litigators. The programme for the conference, which runs from 8.45 am to 4.00 pm, includes:

  • Keynote address given by Jackson LJ.

  • What are the prospects for consistency and predictability of the new proportionality test?

  • Are there yardsticks you can apply to reasonable allowances for the purposes of costs budgeting?

  • What is the practical significance of the new format bill of costs?

  • What is the current judicial thinking on extending fixed recoverable costs to as many civil cases as possible?

  • Tactically, what is the most effective use of Part 36 offers in cases where costs are fixed per CPR 45?

  • To what extent is an "agreed" or "assessed" budget still open to attack at detailed assessment?

  • Can the parties agree to dispense with budgeting?

London. See the White Paper website.

25 January 2017

Westminster Legal Policy Forum: Legal innovation and the business of law: technology, skills and new business models. The programme for the conference, which runs from 8:30 am to 1:10 pm, includes:

  • Challenges ahead for the law firm: new competitors, skills, technology and changing client demands.

  • Innovation and the challenge for regulation.

  • The future structure of a liberalised legal services market: investment, new business models and consumer priorities.

  • Disruptive technology and competition in the global legal services market.

  • Technological innovation as a driver of change for the legal services sector.

  • Responding to change: new technologies, future innovation and meeting the needs of consumers.

  • Competition, growth and consumer outcomes: challenges for policy.

Guests of honour include Crispin Passmore, Executive Director, Policy, Solicitors Regulation Authority and James Mancini, Analyst, Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD.

London. See the Westminster Legal Policy Forum website.

 
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