Commercial Litigation Summit – 15 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD
The Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit – one of the top litigation conferences in the UK – returns for its fourth year, uniting well over 100 senior practitioners and clients to discuss the issues defining the modern disputes scene.
- Lord Neuberger – One Essex Court
- Richard Lissack QC – Fountain Court
- Lord Gold – David Gold Associates
- Julian Copeman – Herbert Smith Freehills
- Tom Spender – Lloyds Banking Group
- Michael Schottler – Anglo American
- Jason Yardley – Jenner & Block
- Paul Worth – Eversheds Sutherland
- Tim Maltin – Maltin PR
- Jonathan Nash QC – 3VB
- Craig Arnott – Burford Capital
- John McElroy – Hausfeld
- PJ Kirby QC – Hardwicke
- Ed Sparrow – City of London Law Society
- Matthew Hibbert, Head Counsel Litigation, Sky
To confirm your attendance, email our Client Relationship Manager Craig Belson – firstname.lastname@example.org
9.00am OPENING REMARKS
Jason Yardley, partner, Jenner & Block
9.10am–10.00am Disputes funding – Changing the nature of litigation?
The panel will address the growing importance of third party funding in disputes litigated in London and how clients and lawyers navigate the new economics of law. We also ask how litigation funding is changing the nature of claims hitting the courts.
10.00am-10.25am In conversation with Lord Neuberger
10.25am-10.40am – Coffee break
10.40am-11.30am Legal privilege – down but not out
The panel will examine the issues threatening LPP following last year’s judgment in The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation as well as mounting tensions between regulators and lawyers over confidentiality. The session will cover the current state of the law on litigation privilege and legal advice privilege in regulatory investigations and explore how clients can organise their affairs to maximise their protection.
11.30am-12.20pm Technology in courts – will it ever cut costs?
The increasing importance of technology in litigation covers a broad spectrum: analytics, e-discovery, predictive coding, online filing, and court infrastructure. We chart the trends and ask the core question: when will the provision of technology start to cut – rather than increase – litigation costs?
A client’s perspective on when to avoid litigation (and how to embrace it)
1.20pm–2.10pm Disclosure reform – which side are you on?
Current moves to reform disclosure are already proving hugely divisive among the litigation community, with camps split between warm support and trenchant critics. We debate the pros and cons. We also address the increasingly complex issue of security for costs as litigators wrestle with the realities of costs insurance and external funding.
2.10pm–3.00pm Risk – A litigator’s view on how to manage it and avoid seeing a judge
Strategies to head off litigation risk, including cyber policies and effective compliance. As well as addressing key risk topics, this session will discuss 2018 research highlighting how collaborative and efficient processes and pre-dispute protocols can help GCs avert litigation.
3.00pm-3.15pm – Coffee
3.15pm–4.00pm The GC perspective on doing battle (inside court and out)
Once litigation has gone beyond the point of no return, how do clients manage the process to minimise costs? And how can you control the narrative through an effective PR strategy?
4.00pm–4.50pm Group litigation – Of myths and monsters
After many false dawns, recent years have seen the emergence of substantive group claims, and the specialist firms ready to take them forward. We assess the prospects ahead.
4.50pm CLOSING REMARKS
5.00pm DRINKS RECEPTION