This year’s event promises to be unmissable for anyone who practises in costs and civil litigation.
Registration and Refreshments - 9:15 - 9:45
Welcome and Introduction - 9:45 - 9:55
Colin Campbell, Joint Editor Costs Law Reports
Key Note Speech - 9:55 -10:25
The Honourable Mr Justice Francis
Conditional Fee Agreements - 10:25 – 10:55
Alexander Hutton QC of Hailsham Chambers who was instructed in Radford v Frade, which is reported at  1 Costs LR 59 and appeared in the Court of Appeal in Surrey v. Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust on appeal from  4 Costs LO 571.
Solicitors Act 1974, estimates, statute/final bills - 10:55 – 11:25
Roger Mallalieu of 4 New Square who was instructed in Vlamaki v Sookias & Sookias  6 Costs LO 827 and Bloomsbury Law Solicitors v Macpherson  6 Costs LR 1049.
Refreshments - 11:25 – 11:50
Proportionality and case law update - 11:50 – 12:20
Nicholas Bacon QC of 4 New Square who was instructed in Budana v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust  6 Costs LR 1135.
Costs Budgeting and best practice at CCMC - 12:20 – 12:45
HHJ Richard Roberts of the Central London County Court
Mediation in Costs: the alternative to Detailed Assessment - 12:45 – 13:15
Simon Browne QC (Mediator), Richard Wilkinson (for the Claimant) and James Laughland (for the Defendant) - all of Temple Garden Chambers, conduct a mock costs mediation.
Lunch - 13.15 – 14.15
The Electronic Bill of Costs: implementation and how it works - 14:15 – 14:45
Master Colum Leonard, Costs Judge and member of the Hutton committee
The Electronic Bill of Costs in practice, a mock Detailed Assessment - 14.45 - 15:20
Master Jennifer James, Costs Judge, presiding, advocacy by Shaman Kapoor and Matt Waszak of Temple Garden Chambers.
Sanctions in costs and relief from sanctions - 15:20 - 15:50
Professor Dominic Regan
Panel Session and Chairman’s closing remarks - 15:50 - 16:00
Drinks and canapes kindly sponsored by Temple Garden Chambers - 16:00
Last year’s event was a sell-out so book now to ensure your place on this essential training event for litigators, costs lawyers & barristers.