Tuesday 13 May 2014 at Hogan Lovells
“The Defamation Act 2013 – sea change, or incremental reforms?” and “‘Beyond defamation, striking the balance: Articles 8 and 10
James Price QC and Adrienne Page QC – 5RB
James Price QC looks at whether the Defamation Act 2013, which received Royal Assent in
April 2013 and came into force on 1 January 2014, is really as radical as it appears at first glance.
Adrienne Page QC will then discuss whether, looking to the future, it may not be so much the letter of the reforming legislation, but rather the steady rise in the influence of Article 8 in areas of English domestic law beyond defamation that ultimately determines whether, in the courts, the free speech campaign has been won or lost.
Wednesday 28 May 2014 at Herbert Smith Freehills
“Mitchell: The fear factor and how to deal with it”
Alexander Hutton QC – Hailsham Chambers
Alexander Hutton QC will discuss the implications of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers.
Tuesday 17 June 2014 at Herbert Smith Freehills
“‘Tricks of the trade”
Michael Beloff QC – Blackstone Chambers
Michael Beloff QC will talk about the lessons he has learnt from his 33 years as a silk, arbitrator and judge.
Monday 30 June 2014 at Hogan Lovells
“Fighting the FCA: Developments in regulatory litigation”
Javan Herberg QC – Blackstone Chambers
Javan Herberg QC talk will survey recent activity in the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FCA and matters referred from there to the Upper Tribunal. The talk will examine, from the perspective of a firm or individual wishing to avert or resist FCA disciplinary measures, procedure and tactics.
The lectures by James Price QC and Adrienne Page QC on Tuesday 13 May and Javan Herberg QC on Monday 30 June will be held at the Auditorium at Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House,
50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG. The lectures by Alexander Hutton QC and Michael Beloff QC on Wednesday 28 May and Tuesday 17 June, respectively, will be held at the Auditorium at Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2HS. The lectures will start at 6.00pm and will last approximately one hour, to include a period for questions at the end, and will be followed by drinks.