Modern Litigation Trends

  • When: June 13, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Where: Hilton Hotel, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
  • Summary: An exciting half day conference in partnership with with Acasta Europe & Sparkle Capital and Partners in Costs
  • Details:


    This half day conference will review the important changes in litigation from 2017 and what they believe the major factors to consider will be going forward.

    His Honour Judge Bird, Professor Dominic Regan, Simon Cliff of City Football Group, Tets Ishikawa of Acasta Europe and Sparkle Capital and Seamus Kelly of Partners in Costs will all offer their updates and expertise into the litigation trends of 2018 and heading forward into 2019. The Manchester Modern Litigation Trends Conference 2018 will revisit these areas and the new challenges faced in litigation and the specialist advice on the year ahead.

    Conference Programme

    09:00 Registration with Light Breakfast & Refreshments

    09:25 Chair Introductions
    Jeff Lewis, Head of Litigation, Brabners, Manchester

    09:30 A View from the Bench
    His Honour Judge Bird, Designated Civil Judge

    10:00 Tactical Costs
    Seamus Kelly, Advocate and Newcastle Team Leader, Partners in Costs

    10:30 Break & Refreshments

    10:45 The Changing World of Litigation – ATE Insurance and Litigation Funding
    Tets Ishikawa, Director, Acasta Europe Ltd/Sparkle Capital

    11:15 The Procurement of Legal Services – what General Counsel really wants
    Simon Cliff, General Counsel, City Football Group

    11:45 Key Note Speaker – Litigation Update & Review
    Professor Dominic Regan

    12:45 Panel Q&A

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    CPD: A2

    Cost to attend: MLS Members £75.00 + VAT (£90.00), Non Members £100.00 + VAT (£120.00)

    To book your place and pay online please click here 

    To be invoiced for payment or pay by cheque or bank transfer please book by email or download and return the Modern Litigation Trends booking form

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