2023/24 Autumn Winter Lecture Series

2nd November 2023 6:00pm - 27th February 2024 9:00pm


The LSLA is delighted to announce details of our autumn/winter lectures, which will consist of talks and panel discussions with eminent practitioners on topical subjects of legal interest.

Each lecture will begin at 6 p.m., and will last approximately one hour, which will include an opportunity for questions.  The lectures will be followed by an opportunity for drinks and networking.  Materials and, if practicable, a video recording will appear on the LSLA website after the event.                                                           

We are grateful to the following firms for hosting these lectures:      

Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG


Series Programme


Thursday 2nd November at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The Quincecare duty: a view from the Supreme Court

Louise Hutton KC, James Sheehan, Edward Mordaunt, Essex Court Chambers


All three of our speakers were involved at different stages in the Stanford International Bank v HSBC litigation which ended in the Supreme Court with HSBC’s successful strike out of Quincecare claims arising from the Ponzi scheme of Allen Stanford.  This talk will deal with the implications of Stanford v HSBC and of the Supreme Court’s subsequent decision in Philipp v Barclays, two of the most significant decisions of recent years in the field of banking litigation. It promises to be of interest not only to financial and insolvency litigators, but also to those commercial litigators whose clients are increasingly affected by payment frauds where the scope of the Quincecare duty is almost always a key consideration.


Thursday 7 December at Hogan Lovells International LLP

Insolvency and unwinding fraudulent transactions


Paul Mitchell KC and Saaman Pourghadiri, 4 New Square


Recent figures show a 40% rise in company insolvencies year-on-year.  Our speaker will therefore be offering a very timely guide to one of the key aspects of insolvency litigation – something which should be in every litigator's toolkit – a practical guide to the unwinding of fraudulent transactions in an insolvency situation.


Thursday 11th January 2024 at Hogan Lovells International LLP

Managing multi-jurisdictional litigation: a panel discussion


Conall Patton KC, Essex Court Chambers & others


Conall Patton KC will lead a panel of speakers, giving their views on how to manage the most complex multi-jurisdictional matters where civil, regulatory and criminal liability collide, and where related proceedings may be afoot in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously.  Our panel will cover not just legal issues, but the practicalities of dealing with issues of language, culture and timezones.  Dealing with such disputes has historically been – and continues to be – a core strength of the London litigation market and a focus of many LSLA members.



Tuesday 27th February 2024 at Hogan Lovells International LLP

Witness Statements: rules and top tips from recent cases


Clare Sibson KC and Joseph Farmer, Fountain Court Chambers


Dealing with witness statements continues to be a core function of the litigation solicitor, and an area which has seen considerable development in recent times in the Business and Property Courts. Our speakers will present an overview of how the courts are dealing with witness evidence and provide practical tips. Drawing on their experience of the very different role of witness statements in criminal trials, our speakers will address the importance of effective "proof taking" and identify the line between legitimate challenging, and illegitimate coaching, of witnesses in advance of trial.





Attendance is not limited to LSLA members. Anyone can apply for tickets via the website

The cost is £90 for all four events (non-members £110).

Alternatively you can book each event individually via our events page.

Our events usually sell out, so please apply early.

The LSLA lectures will start at 6 p.m. All events will last approximately one hour, to include a period for questions at the end, and will be followed by drinks.