Civil Litigation Conference

Date: 22nd October 2019

Time: 09.30 – 17.00

CPD: 5 Hours

Phone Price: £69+vat


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This full day conference is presented by Simon Butler, Helen Swaffield & Jeff Zindani

These 3 highly sought after experts will deliver advice on the latest challenges and issues faced by civil litigators today.

This course is aimed at qualified legal practitioners of all levels who deal with civil litigation cases.

A Changing Landscape

Presented By Simon Butler

  • Service of Proceedings
  • Court fees – abuse of process
  • Orders – Tomlin/Consent
  • Relief from sanctions – where are we?
  • General update

Effective Case Management

Presented By Simon Butler

  • Identifying the issues to be decided
  • Detailed pleadings
  • Witness statements
  • Disclosure
  • Experts


Part 36 and Settlement Agreements

Presented By Helen Swaffield

  • Standstill contracts
  • Part 36 pre-issue
  • Part 36 after issue
  • Calder banks
  • Mediation traps
  • Drafting settlement agreements

Managing the Client through the Process

Presented By Helen Swaffield

  • Your retainer
  • Lessons from professional negligence
  • Statements of Truth
  • Lessons from recent cases on remedies

Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers, 5 Chancery Lane, London and editor of the Commercial Litigation Journal published by Legalese, provides her review of the leading cases and analysis of the reforms facing litigators in 2019.


The Reform Agenda

Presented By Jeff Zindani

  • Digital Courts, Update on the Disclosure Reforms and Witness Statement Review.
  • Fixed Costs-Capped Costs Pilot and Jackson
  • Mediation – Case Law and the Civil Justice Council

Costs Update

Presented By Jeff Zindani

  • Recent Cases on Proportionality
  • Costs Budgeting-Hot Topics
  • Interim Bills-Latest Guidance from the High Court

Jeff Zindani LLB MA, who is an experienced disputes resolution solicitor, undertaking work for both individuals and businesses, we will look at not only case law guidance on the topics covered by him, but practical tips and insights. He will also use specific cases studies to assist delegates in understanding the relevant rules.