Tuesday 17 May 2016 at Simmons & Simmons
“Courts and Litigation in 2016 and beyond”
The Hon Mr Justice Birss and Ed Crosse
After the upheaval of the Jackson reforms in 2013, civil litigators might have been forgiven for thinking that there would be a period without further substantial changes, while things bedded down. However, with several pilot schemes of new procedures currently underway and wideranging proposals for further changes arising from the Interim Briggs Report, there seems to be no let-up in the pace of change. The Honourable Mr Justice Birss (Chancery Division) and Ed Crosse, President of the LSLA and Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP, will be presenting on recent developments affecting the Rolls Building Courts.
Tuesday 7 June 2016 at Hogan Lovells
“What does a commercial litigator need to know about human rights?”
Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings Chambers
Jonathan Crow QC will consider: How does the European Convention on Human Rights work on the international level? How does the Human Rights Act work on the domestic level? Which Convention rights are likely to be engaged in commercial litigation? How in practice are those rights likely to impact on commercial litigation?
Tuesday 21 June 2016 at Herbert Smith Freehills
“Is there no stopping contractual estoppel?”
Daniel Toledano QC – One Essex Court Chambers
The doctrine of contractual estoppel has been developed in the context of disputes arising from the financial crisis but is now being argued and applied in a far wider range of cases – should the law impose any limits and would this be consistent with the fundamental principle of freedom of contract?
Wednesday 6 July 2016 at Hogan Lovells
“Recent Developments in Unjust Enrichment”
Laurence Rabinowitz QC – One Essex Court Chambers
Laurence Rabinowitz QC is generally recognised as one of the leading silks at the Bar. He will be talking about recent developments in the law of restitution following decisions of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Menelaou, ITC and Littlewoods.