LAW2021 Online: Civil Litigation (Autumn)

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Helen Swaffield and Andrew McLoughlin

CPD Hours: 6


Providing 6 hours CPD our Leading Experts present LAW2021 Online: Civil Litigation. Launched in September 2021 this will update you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event, launched on 1st September is 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 – our live “Shape The Debate” Q&A with our leading experts was recorded on Tuesday 28th September, providing an opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the recorded content and general day to day Civil Litigation issues.
  • LAW2021 Civil Litigation Online Exhibition – a chance to gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

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Topics include

Cost Budgeting

Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

The decisions from the courts continue to evolve and develop cost budgeting to a more refined art.  In this one-hour webinar we look at the most recent guidance given and review how the decisions should guide your practice. 

The topics covered will be:-

  •  How applications to vary costs budgets will be dealt with
  • How do I satisfy myself that what I’m claiming are proportionate cost?
  • Contingencies – are they really worth the time and effort?
  • How many assumptions are deemed acceptable when preparing a budget?
  • What constitutes a significant development in a budget that requires an application to Court?

  • Filing your budget late – will I get relief from sanctions?

Relief from sanctions – some tips and traps in 2021

Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

In this one-hour webinar we will look at the most recent developments from case law and distill seven general guidance as to the most modern thinking on this very vexed topic.

Among the areas dealt with will be the following: –

  • What are the obligations to the client if I need to apply for relief from sanctions?
  • What steps should I take if my opponent agrees to grant relief from sanctions?
  • How long a delay must occur before a refusal for relief from sanctions is inevitable?
  • What evidence is necessary to obtain relief?
  • Implied sanctions – do they exist and how do I diarise for them?
  • What steps should I take if my opponent need relief from sanctions but appears unaware?

10 worrying case themes not to miss - A round of elephant traps not to fall into

Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers 

  • Pre-action costs
  • Service
  • Mediation and subject to contract
  • Privilege
  • Part 36
  • Relief from sanctions
  • set aside and striker tactics
  • experts
  • budgets
  • Issue based costs

Disclosure Update 

Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers 

Check in on the latest cases and changes in disclosure

  • PD 51U in practice - lessons now learned
  • Pre-action
  • Specific disclosure
  • Unless orders and relief for failure to disclose
  • e-disclosure in High Court
  • e-disclosure in the County Court
  • Third party disclosure/Norwich Pharmacal
  • Adverse implication from non-disclosure
  • Fruits of the poison tree

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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.