LAW2021 Online: Litigation (Spring)

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CPD Hours: 6


Providing 6 hours CPD our Leading Experts present LAW2021 Online: Litigation (Spring) which will update you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event was launched on 11th May - now available as a recording and includes:

  • High quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – watch a recording of our live “Shape The Debate” Q&A with our leading experts. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Civil Litigation issues
  • LAW2021 Online: Litigation Exhibition – chance to gain an additional hour of CPD via a choice of webinar from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

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Topics include

Without Prejudice, Privilege and Settlement

Presented by Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers

• Incorrect use of without prejudice

• Exceptions when it can be lifted

• Agreements reached "without prejudice"

• New cases on "subject to contract"

• Litigation privilege update

• When litigation privilege runs out

• Settlement agreements - mistakes not to make

Commercial Litigation Update

Presented by Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers

• Damages - contract - tort - equity

• Using other non-financial remedies

• Interim applications- new cases

• Security for costs

• Costs' developments

• Litigating battle of the forms

• Exclusion clauses

Witness Statements - All Change
Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

This one-hour webinar looks at the changes made under the Civil Procedure Rules in April 2021, both in relation to the Business and Property Courts and how courts will deal with vulnerable witnesses in the future.

Additionally, there will be a review of recent cases involving witness statements and the tactics deployed to either prevent their use by various means.

Finally, there will be some tips as to how achieve best quality evidence in a witness statement which complies fully with the Rules.

Part 36 Update – A world on its own

Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

Few practitioners expected when the part 36 regime was introduced in 1999 that it would continue to generate significant amounts of case law each year.

Now, past its 21st birthday we look at a further series of Court of Appeal and High Court appeals together with changes to the Civil Procedure Rules that have occurred in the last 12 months.

A purpose behind the presentation is to equip any practitioner with the means to use part 36 is an effective tool of negotiation and/or pressure to compromise, coupled with the ability to effectively respond if you are on the receiving end of a well-pitched offer.

We will look at how the Rule change allows an offer to be much more attractive to the offeror and penalises the late accepter of an offer.

This will be in addition to a careful review of the cases and their implications generally.

  • Rule changes.
  • Court of Appeal cases.
  • SCCO appeals.
  • High Court appeals.
  • Tactics and Tips.
  • Pitfalls to avoid.

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We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor

"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice

"The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director

"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner

"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor

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Visit the online exhibition

Our event sponsor line up includes leading suppliers to the profession who provide thought leadership, products and services to aid your day-to-day role.

The LAW2021 Online: Civil Litigation online exhibition is free to attend for anyone, but as part of your online event package you can top up your CPD with a free 1-hour CPD webinar from our 2020 Distance Learning Catalogue worth £35 +VAT.

The Online Exhibition will allow you to engage with suppliers by understanding how they can help you as a Civil Litigator.