The Modern Litigation Trends Conference
12pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 – 3PB, The Colmore Building, Queensway, Birmingham
In partnership with the Birmingham Law Society, this half day conference will be to review the important changes in litigation following on from 2017 and what they believe the major factors to consider will be going forward.
Professor Dominic Regan
Key Note Speaker
Litigation Update & Review
Acasta Europe & Sparkle Capital
The Changing World of Litigation
Partners In Costs
Birmingham Law Society President
Tets Ishikawa from Acasta Europe & Sparkle Capital looked at the evolution of the institutional third party litigation funding market to date and where the market may evolve to in the next 10 years. Within that time line, Tets analysed some of the components that define the priorities of a litigation funding company, the influx of institutional investor capital into the market looking for yield, diversification and uncorrelated assets, and the single most common criticism funders face in the market today.
Reuben Glynn’s expertise is invaluable when it comes down to costs. Rueben delivered a comprehensive and detailed report into the changes we are seeing in the courts and the crack down on the charges for unnecessary time spent on cases from experienced solicitors. Rueben from PIC Costs provide a complete range of costing services including complimentary training sessions specialising in Civil Litigation Claims.
Paul Joseph from No5 Chambers discussed how to instruct counsel effectively, and how it is an imperative part of case management. He discussed how solicitors must consider carefully whom to instruct, the tasks they want Counsel to undertake and the reasonable and proportionate costs to claim.
The ongoing compliance requirements for solicitors were discussed by Michelle Garlick from Weightmans Compli. Risks faced by litigators are many and varied – from missing key dates and court deadlines to balancing the duties owed to clients and the court /third parties. Failure to uphold those principles leads to disciplinary action by the SRA and the potential loss of a solicitor’s reputation/career. Compli can help keep you on the right path and remain compliant.
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