The LSLA is delighted to announce details of the next series of LSLA lectures, which will consist of talks and panel discussions with eminent practitioners on topical subjects of legal interest, and two training events, the first on “Giving Evidence in a Virtual World”, and the second titled “A view from the Bench”, to be hosted jointly with the JLSLA.
Subject to UK Government guidance regarding Covid-19, the current intention is to host the lecture series remotely via Zoom. Joining details will be circulated to those who have signed up in advance. Each lecture will begin at 6 p.m., and will last approximately one hour, which will include an opportunity for questions.
How to register: Attendance is free to LSLA members, but registration is required. To register your attendance follow the link beneath each individual session below. Those who register will receive an invitation to join via email which will contain instructions to access the meeting and will also allow you to add the event to your Outlook Calendar.
Tuesday 23 February 2021, 6pm
“Group Litigation in Banking and Financial Services Disputes”
Adrian Beltrami QC, Jonathan Nash QC and Peter de Verneuil Smith QC of 3 Verulam Buildings
An expert panel discussion on the particular challenges of running and defending large group actions, including forming and managing the claimant group; GLO’s and their alternatives; funding, ATE cover and security for costs in large group actions; and sample claims – when to use them and how to select them.
Thursday 18 March 2021, 6pm
“Giving Evidence in a Virtual World”
A forum involving input from Jason Galbraith-Marten QC and Ed Williams QC from Assurety, who specialise in helping witnesses prepare for remote hearings; Martin Popplewell from Coconut Communications on communicating well in front of camera, lighting, camera angles and technical equipment; and a member of the judiciary to tell us all if it makes any difference!
Wednesday 14 April 2021, 6pm
“What’s New in Privilege? A Round Up For Litigators”
Tamara Oppenheimer QC and Alexander Milner of Fountain Court Chambers
The last 12 months have seen some crucial developments surrounding issues of privilege including in relation to the dominant purpose test and how to approach legal advice privilege in the context of multi-purpose addressee communications (Jet2.com v CAA), regulatory investigations (Sports Direct v FRC), the “unambiguous impropriety” exception (Motorola v Hytera) and waiver (PCP v Barclays).
Thursday 22 April 2021, 6pm
“A view from the Bench” to be hosted jointly with the JLSLA
Hear from a variety of solicitors who have joined the Bench to become members of the judiciary. During this webinar, the panel will provide a view from the Bench, including practical tips and their perspectives on how best to present a case, prepare documents for the court, and what makes for effective oral advocacy. The panel will also discuss how their perspectives have changed since becoming judges, why they made the change, how they found the judicial appointment process, and how the role differs from private practice. Chatham House rules will apply, and the panellists will be expressing their personal views.
Thursday 6 May 2021, 6pm
“Problem solved or problems created? The new rule against reflective loss in Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited”
Anthony de Garr Robinson QC of One Essex Court
In a rather unexpected twist, the Supreme Court has decided that creditors and employees are not barred from bringing claims in respect of any prejudice to their rights which reflect a company’s claim for loss against a wrongdoer. Also, despite a strong dissent from three Justices, the decision also means shareholders are in an even worse position that the Court of Appeal had previously suggested. What issues have been raised by this recasting of the law and how should practitioners approach them?
Thursday 27 May 2021, 6pm
“Bank Transfer Scams: Liability of the victim’s and fraudster’s banks for push payment fraud”
Adam Kramer and Alexia Knight of 3 Verulam Buildings
Adam Kramer (who will be taking silk in March 2021) will lead a session which will investigate the state of the law on liability in authorised push payment fraud cases, including the modern state of the Quincecare duty (most recently in Phillips v Barclays) and the issue of dishonest assistance and related claims against the fraudster’s bank.