Commercial Seminar – Thursday 10th October


Date: 10th October 2019

Venue: The MShed, Bristol

Price: £95.00 + VAT

Time: 9:30am – 2:15pm (registation from 8:45am)

The team are delighted to announce that they will be hosting their annual Commercial Seminar on Thursday 10th October 2019 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.


8:45 – Registation & Breakfast

9:30 – Chairman’s Address – HHJ Russen QC, Bristol Circuit Commercial Court Judge

9:45 – Professional Negligence Update – Holly Doyle & Sam Parsons, Guildhall Chambers

  • Liability towards non-clients
  • Where are we with SAAMCO? Developments since Hughes-Holland.
  • Negligence and illegal transactions

10:30 – Banking and Financial Services Update – Hugh Sims QC & Lucy Walker, Guildhall Chambers

  • Bank and lender liability: moving towards a general duty to advise?
  • Section 39 of FiSMA and responsibility for appointed representatives
  • Singularis Holdings Limited in the Supreme Court – the issue in Singularisand the Quincecare Duty

11:15 – TEA & COFFEE

11:30 – Contract Law Update – Professor Gerard McMeel & John Churchill, Guildhall Chambers

  • Limiting liability for misrepresentation: contractual estoppel and statutory controls in the wake of First Tower Trustees
  • Recent developments in the construction of contracts and the implication of terms
  • Brexit, Brexit clauses and contracts: frustration and the Canary Wharf litigation.

12:15 – Battle of the Experts: the correct way to value a company – Richard Ascroft, Guildhall Chambers with Roger Isaacs (Milsted Langdon) and Fred Brown (Grant Thornton)

13:00 – LUNCH


  1. Hot Topics in Construction Litigation
    Julian Allsop & Jay Jagasia, Guildhall Chambers
  2. Jurisdiction and traps for the unwary: clauses, submission and a view from offshore
    Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers & Katie Hooper (Mourant, Jersey)
  1. Practical Experiences of the Disclosure Pilot
    Oliver Mitchell & James Wibberley, Guildhall Chambers
  1. Keeping Claims Alive: section 32 of the Limitation Act
    John Virgo, Guildhall Chambers

14:15 – FINISH

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