Professional Negligence Conference 2017

20 June 2017


Thomas Grant QC

Maitland Chambers

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Aim & Objectives

March 3, 2021 @ 1:16 pm – 2:16 pm
20 June 2017

The Commercial Litigation Association is respected for holding some of the best conferences and seminars in the litigation community.Our first Professional Negligence Seminar has been hosted in the auditorium of leading professional services firm Deloitte.


Day 1

12:45 Chairman’s opening remarks:

David Foster, Barlow Robbins.

1:00 What is dishonesty

What is dishonesty and why is it important? by Neil Hext QC and Helen Evans of 4 New Square.

1:40 Investor Fraud:

Mark Cannon QC of 4 New Square.

2:20 Coffee

2:40 Expert Witnesses

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: a practical workshop exploring the key aspects of choosing, instructing and working with experts including preparing reports, dealing with the joint meeting and giving evidence. Marion Smith QC of 39 Essex Chambers.

4:00 Coffee

4:20 Confidentiality and privilege

Professional liability considerations for solicitors. James Pollock, Simmons & Simmons.

5:00 Structured Finance Litigation

Structured Finance Litigation – the Professional Negligence aspect: Causes of action, title to sue and loss. Nik Yeo of Fountain Court (Professional Negligence Junior of the Year at the 2016 Chambers & Partners Awards).

5:40 Closing Remarks

Close at 6pm followed by networking drinks and canapes until 7:30pm.