Professor Dominic Regan
Womble Bond Dickinson
Paragon Cost Solutions
St John’s Chambers
Affiniti Finance Ltd
Aim & Objectives
The Commercial Litigation Association is respected for holding some of the best conferences
and seminars in the litigation community.
Registration & light lunch on arrival.
13:30 Opening Remarks.
13:35 Costs budgeting
Where are we now?
The new bill of costs: Where are we going?
Lucy Baldwin, Head of Commercial Litigation, Paragon Cost Solutions.
14:05 How to Instruct Counsel Effectively.
Nicholas Pointon, St John’s Chambers.
14:35 Expert Witnesses:
Ensuring your expert’s evidence will withstand the
increasing level of Court scrutiny.
Fred Brown, Director Forensics & Investigations, Grant Thornton UK LLP.
15:05 Refreshment break
15:20 De-risking Litigation
How can innovative use of retainers, funding and
insurance increase client satisfaction and increase profitability?
Mark Beaumont, co-founder, Annecto Legal Limited.
15:50 A Future for Civil Litigation
Professor Dominic Regan.
16:45 Panel Discussion
Hot topics of the day, including cost reforms & disclosure.
Moderator: Stephen Dilley, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
Panel: Professor Dominic Regan
Mark Beaumont, Annecto Legal
Lucy Baldwin, Paragon Costs
Nicholas Shapland, Affiniti Finance
Steve Din, Doorway Capital
Networking drinks & canapés.