I am one of the speakers at The Law Society Civil Justice Section Conference on the 30th April 2014, details of which can be found here.

“Venue:The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Cost:From free 
CPD Hours 2.25
Join expert speakers such as Mr Justice Ramsey, Gordon Exall, Tony Guise and Keith Etherington for a detailed examination of the pressing issues affecting litigators, which aims to cut through the confusion and uncertainty currently afflicting our profession.

As well as unique presentations on key issues including relief from sanctions post-Mitchell, damages-based agreements and costs budgeting, delegates will have the chance to quiz our speakers both during and after  the conference.

If you want to get an insight into the latest developments, as well as an industry-leading look at what’s coming next, book your place at our conference today.

15.00 – 15.30    Registration & refreshments
15.30 – 15.35    Chairmans welcome
                       Stephen Mason, chair, Civil Justice Section
15.35 – 15.50    Keynote session
Justice Ramsey
15.50 – 16.40    Panel discussion 1: Relief from sanctions: can I avoid the blood bath?
Gordon Exall, Barrister, Zenith Chambers, Leeds
David Marshall
16.40 – 16.55    Plenary session: Cost budgeting – tool kit
                       Tony Guise, director, Guise Solicitors
17.25 – 18.05    Hot topics:
– Single county court
– Payment by account
– IT and the civil courts
– DBA: what are they good for?
                       David Greene
Keith Etherington, solicitor, Slater and Gordon
Paul Downer, HMCTS
Tony Guise, director, Guise Solicitors
18.05 – 18.10    Closing remarks
                       Stephen Mason, chair, Civil Justice Section

Why attend?

This event is aimed at the following:

  • Litigation solicitors working in law firms
  • Litigation solicitors working within an in-house legal department
  • Consultants and experts in EU commercial litigation


All conference fees VAT is 20%.

Booking fees

  • Members of Civil Justice Section = Free of Charge
  • PC holders working for NFP £15 + VAT = £18
  • PC Holders £75 + VAT = £90
  • Price Non PC Holders £175 + VAT = £210
  • Junior Lawyers 0-3 years PQE £50 +VAT = £60
  • Student and trainees £40 +VAT = £48″