Annual Conference 2018

5 February 2018


David Foster

CLA Interim Chairman

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Michael Leeds

Grant Thornton

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James Newman

Ely Place

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Richard Saunders

Moon Beever

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Simon Duncan

Moon Beever

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Sarah Love

Brick Court

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Marion Smith QC

39 Essex Street

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Rachael O’Hagan

39 Essex Street

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Helen Evans

4 New Square

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Marie-Claire O’Kane

4 New Square

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John McElroy


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Mark Beaumont

Annecto Legal

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Irene Dallas

Dallas & Co

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Dan Hall

Burford Asset Recovery

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Michael Lent

Lakehouse Risk Management

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Aim & Objectives

March 2, 2021 @ 7:06 am – 8:06 am
5 February 2018

The Commercial Litigation Association is respected for holding some of the best conferences and seminars in the litigation community.


Day 1

9:30 Registration

Coffee & Croissants on arrival.

10:00 Introduction

From the Chair: David Foster, Barlow Robbins.

10:10 Michael Leeds, Grant

Using the powers of a receiver effectively in disputes – Michael Leeds, Grant Thornton & Tom Snelling, Freshfields.

10:50 Brexit

Impact upon Judgment Enforcement – James Newman, Ely Place.

11:30 Coffee Break

11:50 Breach of trust against banks

Breach of trust against banks and professionals arising out of fraud – Rich-ard Saunders & Simon Duncan of Moon Beever.

12:30 Competition Law update

Sarah Love, Brick Court.

1:10 Lunch

2:00 Contract Law Update

Good faith, liquidated and ascertained damages and ex-clusion clauses – Marion Smith QC & Rachael O’Hagan of 39 Essex Street.

2:40 Professional Negligence update

Helen Evans & Marie-Claire O’Kane of 4 New Square.

3:20 Coffee Break

3:40 Security for Costs

John McElroy, Hausfeld.

4:20 Panel Session on Funding of Disputes

Moderator: Mark Beaumont, Annecto Legal & Commercial Litigation Assoc.,
• Irene Dallas, Dallas & Co.
• Dan Hall, Burford Asset Recovery.
• Michael Lent, Lakehouse Risk Management.

5:20 Drinks

Networking drinks and canapes until 6:00pm.