We are delighted to announce our team of confirmed speakers for this year’s conference and the topics which they will be covering! Further speakers and details of our Key Note Speaker will be announced shortly.
This will be our sixth Conference and we are pleased to report that Nicholas Bacon QC, Simon Browne QC, Alexander Hutton QC, Roger Mallalieu, Shaman Kapoor and Matthew Waszak will be returning from last year’s conference. In addition, the conference welcomes Juliet Wells, from Temple Garden Chambers, who was a member of the Jackson working group given the task of preparing the Capped Costs Pilot Scheme.
From the judiciary, we shall be welcoming Master Jennifer James, Master Colum Leonard and
Senior Costs Judge, Master Andrew Gordon-Saker.
From the world of academia, our resident Costs Guru Professor Dominic Regan will be returning.
Our Speakers will be giving us the benefit of their views on the following subjects:
Costs Budgeting after Yirenki and Arcadia Group: are the judgments of Jacobs J and Warby J about hourly rates in conflict? Sanctions: any lifeline for offenders?
What is a “significant development" and a “good reason” to depart from the last agreed or approved budget?
Proportionality: is it worse than Brexit- when will we stop talking about it?
Fixed Costs and the Capped Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts. Will this be the end of costs and detailed assessment as we have known it?
The Solicitors Act: still unfit for purpose: what changes are on the way?
Protected Parties: having your costs paid out of the client’s damages:
What is the new Practice in the Queen’s Bench Division and Senior Courts Costs Office?
The Electronic Bill: does it work and if not, can it be avoided?
What is the Pilot Scheme for Summary Assessment under PD 51X and will anyone use it?
A Journey through the latest Case Law: QOCS, Part 36, Third Party Costs orders, Payments on Account
Conduct sounding in costs following Bamrah and Murray v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Conditional Fee Agreements and ATE Premiums: for how long will the CFA tail continue to wag after
West v Stockport HHS Foundation Trust and NJL v PTE?
By popular request, we shall be increasing the number of speaker slots this year and once again, by courtesy of Temple Garden Chambers, there will be a Drinks Party to round off the day in the offices of our hosts, Eversheds Sutherland.