Civil Justice Section members get free access to two half-day Section conferences as part of their Section membership every year. The October conference covers issues including relief from sanctions, costs budgeting and the claims portals

Join expert speakers for a detailed examination of the pressing issues affecting litigators, which aims to cut through the confusion and uncertainty currently afflicting our profession.

As well as unique presentations on key issues, delegates will have the chance to quiz our speakers both during and after the conference.

If you want to get an insight into the latest developments, as well as an industry-leading look at what’s coming next, book your place at our conference today. 

The conference is accredited for 2.25CPD hours.

15.00 - 15.30    Registration & refreshments

15.30 - 15.35    Chairmans welcome

                       Stephen Mason, chair, Civil Justice Section

15.35 - 16.10    Relief from sanctions after Denton? 

                       David Holland QC, Landmark Chambers 

                       David Marshall, partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors 

16.10 - 16.50     Costs, IT and other radical changes to our way of life…  

                       - Practical advice for cost budgeting 

                       - Guideline hourly rates 

                       - New bill format and ‘J codes’ 

                       Tony Guise, director, Guise Solicitors

                       Deborah Burke, costs lawyer, Deborah Burke Costing Limited 

16.50 - 17.05    Refreshments and networking 

17.05 - 17.40    Panel - are the portals working?  

                       - Employers liability 

                       - RTA

                       - Public liability  

                       Tim Wallis, chairman, The Claims Portal

                       Judith Gledhill, head of personal injury, Thompsons Solicitors

                       Victoria Cargill, Weightmans LLP 

17.40 - 18.05    The new distance selling rules - are you compliant?  

                       Michael Black, risk, management & compliance consultant, Weightmans LLP                  

18.05 - 18.10    Closing remarks

                       Stephen Mason, chair, Civil Justice Section

18.10 - 18.45    Networking drinks reception

Why attend?

This event is aimed at the following:

  • Litigation solicitors working in law firms 
  • Litigation solicitors working within an in-house legal department
  • Consultants and experts in commercial litigation
  • Practice managers
  • Finance managers

Booking fees

  • Members of Civil Justice Section = Free of Charge
  • PC holders working for NFP £15 + VAT = £18
  • PC Holders £75 + VAT = £90
  • Price Non PC Holders £175 + VAT = £210
  • Junior Lawyers 0-3 years PQE £50 +VAT = £60
  • Student and trainees £40 +VAT = £48