LSLA

London Solicitors Litigation Association

Events

Contact lsla@lsla.co.uk for more information or enquiries about the LSLA events.

LSLA runs a variety of popular events for its members each year, ranging from an established CPD-accredited Spring and Autumn lecture programme to seminars on topical legal issues to social events for networking. The JLSLA has its own programme of events here.

High quality speakers are attracted to deliver the education lectures. These events sell out quickly, so early booking is recommended.

Major annual events:

  • March - LSLA AGM
  • Summer - Social event
  • November - Annual Dinner with keynote speaker (often Government Minister)

During each year, the LSLA often combines with other organisations such as COMBAR and LCLCBA to stage one-off discussion or social events. Details of these one-off events are circulated to members and appear in the events listings.

Summer Lectures 2018

6 June 2018
Reflections on the UK Supreme Court
Lord Neuberger - One Essex Court

11 June 2018
Dishonesty: recent developments
Christopher Pymont QC and Siward Atkins - Maitland Chambers

10 July 2018
Pursuing Fraudsters - What's the Point?
Graham Chapman QC and Shail Patel - 4 New Square

18 July 2018
Recovery of compensatory, restitutionary and negotiating damages in commercial cases: implications of the Supreme Court's judgment in Morris-Garner v One Step
Craig Orr QC - One Essex Court

 

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

If paying by bank transfer, please use the booking reference number as the payment reference.

Previous Events

2018-07-18 10:45

Recovery of compensatory, restitutionary and negotiating damages in commercial cases: implications of the Supreme Court's judgment in Morris-Garner v One Step

Craig Orr QC - One Essex Court

2018-07-10 18:00

Pursuing Fraudsters - What's the Point?

Speakers:  Graham Chapman QC and Shail Patel - 4 New Square

Graham Chapman QC and Shail Patel will discuss reilef and enforcement in commercial fraud cases and provide up to date analysis of recent developments and trends in the Business and Property Courts, in relation remedies, relief and enforcement in commercial fraud litigation.

2018-06-11 18:00

Dishonesty: recent developments

Speakers: Christopher Pymont QC and Siward Atkins - Maitland Chambers

After the recent decisions of the Supreme Court in Ivey v. Genting Casinos [2018] UKSC 67 and the Court of Appeal in Wingate & Evans v. SRA [2018] EWCA Civ 366, this seminar explores the meaning of dishonesty and its significance.

2018-06-06 18:00

All Summer Lecture Series

Please note - in order to receive the member rate, the booking must be made with the Member's LSLA registered email address.  If paying by bank transfer, please use the booking reference number as the payment reference.

2018-06-06 18:00

Reflections on the UK Supreme Court

Lord Neuberger - One Essex Court

Lord Neuberger will discuss the challenges currently facing the judiciary and refelct on his time in the Supreme Court.

Venue:  Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG

Time: 6-7pm, followed by drinks

2018-03-15 19:00

LSLA AGM Dinner

Venue:  Hogan Lovells
Time:  7.00pm for 7.30pm
Guest Speaker: Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE

2018-02-01 18:00

SAAMCO comes of age - where is it now and where is it going?

Thursday 1 February 2018 at Hogan Lovells LLP

Ben Elkington QC and Helen Evans – 4 New Square Chambers 

2018-01-16 18:00

Disclosure – time for change - Panel Debate

Tuesday 16 January 2018 at Simmons & Simmons LLP  

2017-12-12 18:00

Breach of confidence remedies – key developments and difficulties

Tuesday 12 December 2017 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

2017-11-23 18:45

LSLA Annual Dinner

Venue: Law Society Hall, Chancery Lane
Time: 6.45pm for 7.30pm 

2017-11-15 18:00

Group Actions and Prospectus Claims: lessons from the RBS Rights Issue Litigation

Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Hogan Lovells LLP

Jonathan Nash QC and Peter de Verneuil Smith 3 Verulum Buildings

2017-11-15 10:00

All Autumn/Winter Lectures 2017/18

Please note - in order to receive the member rate, the booking must be made with the Member's LSLA registered email address.  If paying by bank transfer, please use the booking reference number as the payment reference.

2017-09-27 18:30

LSLA Summer Party 2017

27 September 2017, 6.30pm - 11pm

Venue:  The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP

Join us on the top floors of The Gherkin and enjoy panoramic views from one of the most iconic venues in the City.  You will make your way to 39th and 40th floors, where drinks and food will be served in our exclusive area, for a party with a view! 

2017-07-12 18:00

Freezing Orders: Practical guidance on obtaining, resisting, policing and enforcing them

Wednesday 12 July 2017 at Slaughter and May

“Freezing Orders: Practical guidance on obtaining, resisting, policing and enforcing them"

Nathan Pillow QC – Essex Court Chambers

2017-06-15 18:00

Under Siege - an Update on Legal Professional Privilege

Thursday 15 June 2017 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

2017-05-24 18:00

Paranoia on the Clapham Omnibus: Recent Developments in the Law of Apparent Bias and Conflicts of Interest

Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Slaughter and May

2017-05-10 18:00

Instructing Experts - the do's and don'ts

Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

2017-05-10 18:00

LSLA All Spring/Summer Lectures 2017

Please note - in order to receive the member rate, the booking must be made with the LSLA registered email address of the member and if paying by bank transfer, please use the booking reference number as the payment reference.

2017-04-03 09:15

LSLA AGM Dinner

Venue:  Herbert Smith Freehills
Time:  7.00pm for 7.30pm
Guest Speaker: Sir Bernard Eder 

2017-03-20 18:00

LSLA/Justice Panel Debate

We are pleased to announce that the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA) and JUSTICE will be hosting a panel debate chaired by Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, with closing remarks from the Right Honourable Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (President of the Supreme Court), to consider diversity in the senior judiciary and in the Courts of Eng

2017-01-24 18:00

Economic Crime - Making the company pay

Non-members: £25.00

2016-12-14 18:00

Lawyers’ duties to the Court and to opponents: lessons from the Nightjack saga

Non Members:  £25.00

2016-11-28 18:00

Recent Developments in Banking Law (2016)

Non-members: £25.00

Monday 28 November 2016 – Herbert Smith Freehills

Recent Developments in Banking Law (2016)”

2016-11-23 18:45

LSLA Annual Dinner

Law Society Hall, Chancery Lane

6.45pm for 7.30pm, Carriages at 11.30pm

Black tie

2016-09-21 18:00

All Autumn/Winter Lectures 2016/17

Non-members: £90.00

Please note - in order to receive the member rate, the booking must be made with the registered email address of the member 

2016-09-21 18:00

What does Brexit mean for the Brussels regime?

Wednesday 21 September 2016 at Simmons & Simmons

2016-09-14 19:00

LSLA Summer Party

Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF

7pm - 10.30pm

All members and their guests are invited to the LSLA Summer Party at Sky Garden on the 36th floor of 20 Fenchurch Street, known to many as ‘The Walkie-Talkie’.

2016-07-06 18:00

Recent Developments in Unjust Enrichment

Wednesday 6 July 2016 at Hogan Lovells

Laurence Rabinowitz QC – One Essex Court Chambers

2016-06-21 18:00

Is there no stopping contractual estoppel?

Daniel Toledano QC – One Essex Court Chambers

2016-06-15 17:45

Joint LSLA and LCLCBA Seminar

Modern litigation & Disclosure: the explosion of data, the adversarial system and costs management”, the seminar is intended to give practical, experience-based insights from leading practitioners and Master Matthews.

Venue - Inner Temple Parliament Chamber, London EC4Y 7HL.

2016-06-07 18:00

What does a commercial litigator need to know about human rights?

Jonathan Crow QC – 4 Stone Buildings

2016-05-17 18:45

Courts and Litigation in 2016 and beyond

The Hon Mr Justice Birss and Ed Crosse

2016-05-17 18:00

All Spring/Summer Lectures 2016

Tuesday 17 May 2016 at Simmons & Simmons

“Courts and Litigation in 2016 and beyond”

The Hon Mr Justice Birss and Ed Crosse

2016-03-16 19:00

LSLA AGM Dinner - 16 March 2016

Informal dinner after AGM - Guest Speaker: Mr Justice Birss

2016-02-22 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures - Commercial Fraud Litigation: Update

Monday 22 February 2016 at Hogan Lovells
“Commercial Fraud Litigation: Update”
Paul McGrath QC – Essex Court Chambers

2016-02-22 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures 2015/16 - All lectures

We are delighted to announce the details of the next series of LSLA lectures which will constitute talks by eminent practitioners on topical subjects of legal interest. 

2016-01-20 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures - Arbitration Agreements: pitfalls to avoid and a cautionary case study

Wednesday 20 January 2016 at Hogan Lovells
“Arbitration Agreements: pitfalls to avoid and a cautionary case study
Sa’ad Hossain QC and David Caplan – One Essex Court Chambers

2016-01-14 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures - The Privacy Paradox: can privacy law cope with emerging technology?”

Thursday 14 January 2016 at Hogan Lovells
“The Privacy Paradox: can privacy law cope with emerging technology?”
Timothy Pitt-Payne QC – 11 King’s Bench Walk Chambers

2015-11-30 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lecture - Current Issues in Documentary Evidence

Monday 30 November 2015 at Herbert Smith Freehills
“Current Issues in Documentary Evidence
Charles Hollander QC – Brick Court Chambers
Charles Hollander QC from Brick Court Chambers will consider current issues and recent case law developments relating to privilege, disclosure and documentary evidence.

2015-11-25 18:45

Annual Dinner 2015

All members and their guests are invited to the flagship event of the Association’s year, the Annual Dinner, which will once again be held at the Law Society Hall in Chancery Lane, WC2 on the evening of Wednesday 25 November 2015.

2015-07-08 18:00

Arbitration vs Litigation

James Collins QC from Essex Court Chambers will discuss the pros and cons – both real and perceived – of arbitration vs litigation.

2015-07-01 18:00

Update on Costs

Nick Bacon QC from 4 New Square will provide us with an Update on Costs. Nick is one of the leading silks in the costs field, and in recent months has been involved in both Coventry v Lawrence  and the Mitchell  litigation, and will provide an update on recent developments in costs.

2015-06-22 18:30

LSLA Summer Party - 22 June 2015

SUSHISAMBA
38th floor, East Terrace, 110 Bishopsgate

6.30pm – 11pm

Members and their guests are invited to the LSLA Summer Party on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower for supper with a view!

2015-06-15 18:00

Update on Banking Litigation

Tim Lord QC from Brick Court Chambers will provide us with an Update on Banking Litigation.  Tim was Chambers Commercial Litigation Silk of the year last year and has been involved in many of the leading banking, financial and derivatives cases in recent years.

2015-05-21 18:00

Fairness and the Law of Evidence in the search for Justice

Hodge Malek QC from 39 Essex Chambers will speak about recent developments in Evidence and Disclosure – Hodge is author of leading text books in these areas (he edits Phipson on Evidence, and is also the co-author of Matthews and Malek on Disclosure).

2015-05-21 18:00

All Spring/Summer Lectures 2015

21 May 2015 at Herbert Smith Freehills

“Fairness and the Law of Evidence in the search for Justice”

2015-04-15 18:00

Junior LSLA and Brick Court Chambers’ Poker Evening?

“How's Your Poker Face?”

The Junior LSLA are delighted to announce details of the Junior LSLA and Brick Court Chambers’ Poker Evening on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

2015-03-24 18:00

Junior LSLA Spring Seminar 2015

“Well Begun is half Done – How to get off to a Flying Start” 

Jo Box (Brick Court), David Kearns (Expert Investigations), Tom Davey (QLP Legal), Leigh Callaway (Irwin Mitchell LLP) 

2015-03-17 18:30

AGM Dinner

AGM Dinner - Tuesday 17 March 2015

Hogan Lovells International LLP at 6.30pm

Tickets sell fast and early application is advisable.

2015-03-11 12:00

Joint LSLA and LCLCBA Seminar

Don’t lose out on fees: costs budgeting and how to maximise recovery on assessment

Location:       Inner Temple Hall, London EC4Y 7HL

Speakers:      Senior Costs Judge Gorden-Saker, PJ Kirby QC (Hardwicke Chambers), Mitesh Modha (Kain-Knight Costs Lawyers) and Seamus Smyth (Carter Lemon Camerons)

2015-02-05 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures - Injunctions and Recent Developments in Interim Relief

Thursday 5 February 2015 at Hogan Lovells

Steven Gee QC – Stone Chambers

Steven Gee QC, author of leading text “Commercial Injunctions”, will discuss injunctions and recent developments in interim relief.

2015-01-13 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lecture - Termination of Contracts: Pitfalls and Traps to Avoid

Tuesday 13 January 2015 at Herbert Smith Freehills

Michael Fealy QC – One Essex Court Chambers

Michael Fealy QC will discuss contractual termination.

2014-12-01 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures - When to keep a secret and when to tell the world”

Monday 1 December 2014 at Herbert Smith Freehills

Ben Strong QC – One Essex Court Chambers

2014-11-26 18:45

LSLA Annual Dinner - Wednesday 26 November 2014

All members and their guests are invited to the Annual Dinner of the Association which will be held at the Law Society on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

We are honoured that Lord Justice Jackson has agreed to speak and to make the evening go with a swing, Ali Sephton, singer songwriter, will entertain us after dinner on piano and vocals.

2014-11-17 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lectures 2014/15 - All Lectures

We are delighted to announce the details of the next series of LSLA lectures which will constitute talks by eminent practitioners on topical subjects of legal interest.

Monday 17 November 2014 at Hogan Lovells
“Cross-Examination: A Collaborative Approach”
Clive Freedman QC – 7 King’s Bench Walk Chambers

2014-11-17 18:00

Autumn/Winter Lecture - Cross-Examination: A Collaborative Approach

Monday 17 November 2014 at Hogan Lovells

Clive Freedman QC – 7 King’s Bench Walk Chambers

Clive Freedman QC will debunk the myth that cross-examination is the barrister’s domain. The best results are achieved by a collaboration of barrister, solicitor and client. The combination can be a case changer.

2014-10-22 19:00

Junior LSLA Autumn Bash

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Top Secret Location, somewhere on the Jubilee Line (Zone 1)  Go on…take the risk!

All members and their guests are invited to the Junior LSLA Autumn Bash…with a difference. The event (run by Gingerline) will be held at a secret location somewhere on

2014-09-18 18:00

Junior LSLA Workshop - 18 September 2014

Kindly hosted by Stewarts Law LLP, we are pleased to announce the details of a Junior LSLA Workshop as part of our series of events targeted at junior members of the profession.

Thursday 18 September

Clients are from Mars and Solicitors are from Venus 

2014-06-30 18:00

Fighting the FCA: Developments in regulatory litigation

Javan Herberg QC – Blackstone Chambers

2014-06-17 18:00

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. 

Tuesday 17 June 2014 at Herbert Smith Freehills    

2014-05-28 18:00

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. 

Wednesday 28 May 2014 at Herbert Smith Freehills

2014-05-13 18:00

ALL Events - Spring Lecture Series 2014

Tuesday 13 May 2014 at Hogan Lovells

2014-05-13 18:00

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.