The Guildhall Chambers Costs & Litigation Funding team and Paragon Costs Solutions are pleased to announce the return of their annual Costs Seminar on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at the M-Shed in Bristol.
We are delighted to announce that District Judge Marshall Phillips, Regional Costs Judge and Immediate Past President of The Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges, will be our guest speaker at the seminar.
The seminar will include a talk from District Judge Marshall Phillips giving his perspective on how well, or otherwise, the current costs rules/procedures are working, what practitioners could be doing better (e.g. tips/pitfalls to avoid) and observations on the future of costs/civil justice.
Comprehensive materials and refreshments will be provided throughout the course of the seminar.
13:30 – Registration
14:00 – Introduction
Oliver Moore, Guildhall Chambers and Nicholas Lee, Paragon Costs Solutions
14:05 – District Judge Marshall Phillips
14:35 – Retainer Issues
James Wibberley, Guildhall Chambers
15:00 – Costs Case Law Update
Lucy Baldwin, Paragon Costs Solutions
15:30 – Brief introduction from Yolk Recruitment followed by Tea & Coffee Break
15:50 – Choice of talk:
(1) Fixed Costs/QOCS – James Bentley, Guildhall Chambers
(2) ADR/adjudication costs issues – Oliver Manley, Guildhall Chambers
16:15 – Affiniti Finance on Litigation Funding
16:35 – Significant Developments and Good Reasons to Depart (an introduction)
Martin Lanchester, Guildhall Chambers
16:50 – Seminar sponsored Panel Discussion and Debate on important costs issues (including costs management and proportionality) followed by Q & A
District Judge Marshall Phillips; Nicholas Lee, Paragon Costs Solutions; and Oliver Moore, Guildhall Chambers
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