CLA Modern Litigation Trends Conference 2018

12 April 2018


Professor Dominic Regan

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Mark Beaumont

Annecto Legal

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Stephen Dilley

Womble Bond Dickinson

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Lucy Baldwin

Paragon Cost Solutions

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Nicholas Pointon

St John’s Chambers

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Fred Brown

Grant Thornton

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Nicholas Shapland

Affiniti Finance Ltd

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Steve Din

Doorway Capital

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Aim & Objectives

July 23, 2018 @ 8:48 am – 9:48 am
12 April 2018

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


Day 1

13:00 Registration

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

17:30 Drinks

Networking drinks & canapés.