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We are delighted to invite you to our annual Civil Litigation Conference at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts on 14 June 2017.  The conference will consist of talks from Mr Justice Norris (Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster), Mr Justice Males (Presiding Judge of the North Eastern Circuit and Commercial Court Judge), His Honour Judge Davis-White QC (Specialist Civil Court Judge of the North Eastern Circuit) and District Judge Kramer (Lead Chancery District Judge in Newcastle).   The Judges will be joined by other legal experts and professionals for a day of talks and presentations designed to provide delegates with a wide-ranging update on recent and future changes to civil litigation procedure and the Court service.

This seminar is open to all legal professionals.

09.00 –    Registration

09.30 –    John Elvidge QC – Welcome

10.00 –    Mr Justice Norris
The future of business litigation in the North East

10.30 –    HHJ Davis-White QC
A fresh look at the Specialist Courts in the North East

10.45 –     Coffee Break

11.00 –    District Judge Kramer
Chancery: Fact and Fiction

11.30 –   Matthew Geale & Liesel Annible of Armstrong Watson
Timing is Everything: Forensic accounting as a litigation tool

12.30 –    Lunch

We have two afternoon sessions organised simultaneously.  These are designed to be of more specific interest for those practising in differing areas of civil law.   When booking your place please advise the clerks which session you would prefer to attend.

For Chancery Lawyers ~

13.30 – In conversation with Mediators
An interview with Stephen Twist & Edward Legard

13.55 – Stephen Fletcher
So What’s New?  Changes to the CPR during 2016/17

14.15 – Coffee Break

14.30 – Question Time
Our panel of commercial and chancery experts will answer your civil litigation questions

For Civil Lawyers ~

13.30 – Question Time
Our panel of personal injury and disease experts will answer your civil litigation questions

14.30 – Coffee Break

14.45 – Karen Smoult-Hawtree
Beware Waking the Dead – Pitfalls to avoid when restoring

15.05 – Mr Jack Lancer
Making the most of your expert witness

Finally ~

15.30 – Mr Justice Males
Closing Remarks – ‘The Future’s Bright’

16.00 – Drinks


Wednesday 14 June 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art – Gateshead
6 CPD hours

We will again be offering both full and half day tickets, an early bird discount and group booking discounts. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Full Day Ticket:                               £50.00 per person
Half Day Ticket:                              £35.00 per person
Group Discount (10 or more):   £35.00 per person full day/£15.00 half day

For further information or to book your place please contact the clerks or use the contact form below.

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