Commercial Seminar @ The MShed – Wednesday 24th October 2018



Wednesday 24th October 2018

The MShed, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 4RN

The team are delighted to announce that they will be hosting their annual Commercial Seminar on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at The MShed in Bristol.

The seminar will include presentations and practical case studies along with a choice of workshops presented by members of our commercial team and external speakers.


Full delegate rate = £95.00 + VAT
There is also a further discount of 20% off the full delegate rate available for multiple bookings of two or more from the same firm.


8.45: Registration & Breakfast

9.30: Chairman’s address – HHJ Russen QC

9.50: A Year in Contract
Christopher Hare & John Churchill, Guildhall Chambers

  • Where are we with contractual interpretation
  • Oral variation and no-oral variation clauses
  • Wrotham Park damages
  • Changes in capital value and the assessment of loss

10.20: Differing Degrees of Protection: restrictive covenants in commercial contracts
James Wibberley, Allan Robert, Guildhall Chambers & Andrew Perkins of Ashfords LLP

  • SPAs and protecting what you’ve bought
  • Partnerships and LLPs: the problem of outgoing partners
  • Franchises: a growing battleground?

10.50: Tea & Coffee Break

11.10: Recent Developments in Tort Litigation
Gerard McMeel & Jay Jagasia, Guildhall Chambers

  • Professional negligence update
  • Scope of duty of care
  • The modern law of vicarious liability and its limits
  • Rules of attribution of conduct, omissions and knowledge

11.40: Electronic Disclosure
Hugh Sims QC & Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers and Emma Hardy, TLT

  • Managing disclosure in document-heavy cases
  • What constitutes a proportionate search?
  • Specific disclosure requests

12.10: Lunch

12.40: Workshops

  1. Banking Litigation Update: Recent Cases and Forthcoming Changes
    Facilitators: John Virgo, Lucy Walker & Holly Doyle
  2. Because I’m worth it: Aspects of Share Valuation in Unfair Prejudice Claims
    Facilitators: Richard Ascroft & Katie Hooper.
  3. Information Gathering: Pre-Action Disclosure and Subject Access Requests (…could GDPR be a useful tool for litigators?)
    Facilitators: Oliver Mitchell & Jamie Hannant

Workshop groups are limited by numbers. In the event that your choice of workshop group is full you may be allocated to another workshop.

13.40: Finish

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