Commercial Seminar @ MShed, Bristol – 19th October, 2016


Wednesday, 19th October, 2016

The MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN

The Commercial Team are delighted to announce they will be hosting their annual seminar on Wednesday 19th October 2016, at the M-Shed in Bristol with Sir William Blair, Judge in charge of the Commercial Court, attending as a keynote speaker.

This year’s seminar will include talks on limitation issues in commercial litigation, company disputes and authority to issue proceedings, (including the costs consequences for solicitors and clients) and contractual interpretation, implied terms and contractual estoppel.  We will also be offering a choice of four industry focused workshop sessions.

We hope the venue and the workshops will facilitate an interactive seminar and enable delegates to gain knowledge on key practice areas as well as meet members of the team in areas of special interest.

Comprehensive materials and refreshments will be provided, including an early lunch.



9.30: Welcome / Chairman’s address – His Honour Judge Havelock Allan QC, Bristol Mercantile Judge

9.45: Keynote speaker – Sir William Blair, Judge in charge of the Commercial Court

10.00: Limitation issues in commercial litigation – John Virgo, Guildhall Chambers & Mark Beaumont, Annecto
• Accrual dates
• Date of knowledge under section 14A
• Risk areas and practical solutions

10.30: Company disputes and authority to issue proceedings – costs consequences for solicitors and clients – Hugh Sims QC, Guildhall Chambers & Nicholas Yapp, Gordon Dadds
• Authority to issue proceedings: Board authority and delegated authority
• Breach of warranty of authority and costs consequences for solicitors
• Non-party costs orders against clients


11.30: Contractual interpretation, implied terms and contractual estoppel – where have we got to? , Gerard McMeel & Holly Doyle, Guildhall Chambers
• Contractual interpretation and implied terms post M&S
• Contractual estoppel
• Practical pinch points

12.10: LUNCH 

From the list below please indicate on the booking form your 1st and 2nd workshop choices:
1. Security for Costs – is ATE Sufficient?
2. Restrictive covenants – common law & competition law
3. CPR Hot Topics – strike outs
4. Banking & consumer credit update
Workshop groups are limited by numbers. In the event that your choice(s) of workshop group is full you may be allocated to another workshop.

13.30: FINISH 

The conference is accredited with 3 CPD points (Training reference 1383).

Normal delegate rate: £95.00 + VAT per delegate

Seminar Sponsored by: Paragon Costs Solutions


Terms and conditions
We reserve the right to vary the content, timetable, location or speakers; or to cancel the seminar totally in which case we will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of Guildhall Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material or presentation given at or in connection with the event. Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place. The fee for this seminar includes a comprehensive conference folder, lunch and all other refreshments.

Booking terms
Please wait to be invoiced. A VAT invoice will be sent to you on receipt of your booking form/details. All invoices for this seminar must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. Cheques are made payable to Guildhall Chambers. Unfortunately we are unable to take online payments at this time.

Confirmation of registration
If you have not received confirmation of your registration one week before the conference, please telephone 0117 930 9000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute delegates
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0117 930 9000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

Provided notice is received at least 48 hours before the seminar, the seminar fee will be refunded less a £20 (+VAT) administration charge.

CPD Accreditation
Under the Law Society’s CPD scheme and the Bar Council’s New and Established Practitioners’ Programme the conference is accredited with 3 CPD points (Training reference:1383).

If you have any questions about the seminar, or any other Guildhall Chambers events, please contact the Marketing Team on 0117 930 9000 or email [email protected].

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