London Solicitors Litigation Association

All Autumn/Winter Lectures 2017/18

Event date: 
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 - 10:00
Non-members price: 

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You can book all four lectures on this page.  £70.00 for members and £90.00 for non-members.  If you wish to book individual lectures, please go to that lecture's booking page.

Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Hogan Lovells LLP
“Group Actions and Prospectus Claims: lessons from the RBS Rights Issue Litigation” 
Jonathan Nash QC and Peter de Verneuil Smith – 3 Verulum Buildings
Jonathan Nash QC and Peter de Verneuil Smith will share their experiences of acting for the members of the RBOS Shareholders Action Group in the RBS Rights Issue litigation – one of the most high profile claims to come before the English Court in recent years. 

Tuesday 12 December 2017 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
“Breach of confidence remedies – key developments and difficulties”
Patrick Lawrence QC and Charles Phipps – 4 New Square Chambers
Patrick and Charles will discuss developments in the law of confidentiality with particular reference to available remedies, touching on such matters as licence fee damages, the imposition of constructive trusts, and potential third party liabilities. 

Tuesday 16 January 2018 at Simmons & Simmons LLP  
“Disclosure – time for change” 
Panel: The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles CBE – Commercial Court, London, Chief Master Marsh – High Court, Chancery Division, London; Ed Crosse, partner, Simmons & Simmons, and President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA);  David Owen, Barclays Bank Plc and Caroline Field, partner, Fox & Partners and Committee Members of the LSLA
The panel will outline some significant proposals to modernise the approach taken to disclosure under CPR Part 31 in the Business and Property Courts.  The proposals are the result of a review undertaken by the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group (DWG) over the past 18 months, in consultation with the profession.  The panel, which includes four members of the DWG (three of whom were responsible for drafting the proposals  -  The Hon. Justice Knowles, Chief Master Marsh and Ed Crosse)  -  will outline what these reforms will mean in practice for clients and their advisers and why they are needed.

Thursday 1 February 2018 at Hogan Lovells LLP
“SAAMCO comes of age - where is it now and where is it going?"
Ben Elkington QC and Helen Evans – 4 New Square Chambers 
It is 21 years since the House of Lords reached its seminal decision in South Australia Asset Management Corporation v York Montague Ltd [1997] AC 191.  In this talk Ben Elkington QC and Helen Evans will consider the past, present and future impact of that decision on claims against different types of professionals, particularly in the light of the Supreme Court's latest analysis in Gabriel v Little [2017] UKSC 21 in which Lord Sumption JSC observed that "the decision in SAAMCO has often been misunderstood.”

Please note - in order to receive the member rate, the booking must be made with a registered member's email address.