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1 .co.uk Your time is running out Civil Litigation & Personal Injury Law Courses & Webinars End of CPD year 2013

2 2 Contents Jackson Reforms Courses CPD Hours Level Page Case Management Post-Jackson: What to Expect 3 8 Costs in Civil Proceedings - What Happens When Old and New Worlds Collide? 6 9 CPR, Civil Litigation and Jackson Update Jackson: Six Months On 6 8 The Definitive Guide to Costs Management 3 9 Jackson Reforms Webinars Jackson - The First Cases Jackson and edisclosure - Making It Work in Practice The Importance of Mediation in The Post Jackson World Civil Litigation Courses 10 Tricky Points in Insurance Law Act and Other Claims Against PRs 5 16 Adjudication - A Practical Guide 3 15 Anti-Social Behaviour Update and the New Draft Bill 3 17 Attorneys, Deputies and Trustees - Managing the Affairs of the Incapacitated 3 17 Case Assessment for Litigators 3 10 Certificate in Insolvency Law 6 18 Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues

3 3 Contents Civil Litigation Courses Continued CPD Hours Level Page Civil Fraud and Misrepresentation: What You Need to Know 3 14 Civil Practice Before the District Judge 3 11 CLT Certificate in Civil Litigation Procedure Conducting a Civil Claim from Start to Finish in the Post Jackson Era 6 10 Consumer Credit Litigation: The Changes 3 17 Contentious Probate - Current Issues and Problem Areas for Practitioners 5 16 Contentious Probate and Will Disputes: Developing Your Knowledge 5 16 Contractual Disputes: The Complete Picture 6 12 Converting Your Practice to Employment Law 6 18 Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings: Enforcing Professional Duties and Obligations 6 13 E-Disclosure and E-Evidence: Managing the Practicalities 3 15 Financial Mis-selling: Understanding Structured Products and LIBOR 6 12 Getting the Most Out Of Mediation 6 20 Insurance Law: Delving Deeper 6 14 Interviewing Witnesses: How to Unlock Their Memories 6 19 Litigation Drafting - A Comprehensive Guide 6 19 Part 36 - The Ultimate Guide 3 10 Practical Debt Recovery in Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues Quote booking reference SG109004

4 4 Contents Civil Litigation Courses Continued CPD Hours Level Page Professional Negligence Claims - Pursuing and Defending 6 13 Professional Negligence Update 5 13 Project Management for Litigators 6 19 Shareholder Claims 3 12 Successful Fast Track Litigation 3 11 Tackling Litigation with a Foreign Element 6 15 Tactics in Negotiation: Obtaining the Advantage 6 20 Civil Litigation Webinars Claims against Financial Advisers Costs and Insolvency: Making Sense of This Confusing Area of Law Defamation Law Update Disclosure and Regulatory Proceedings Enforcement of a Judgment: Ensuring You Put Your Client in the Best Possible Position Essentials: Contract Update Negligence and the Property Market Privilege and Without Prejudice in Professional Negligence Claims after Pitt and Futter What Litigators Need to Know About D&O Insurance Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues

5 5 Contents Property Litigation Courses CPD Hours Level Page An Introduction to Commercial Property Litigation 6 20 Boundary Disputes - A Practical Approach 6 21 Business Lease Renewal in Insolvency Aspects of Property Practice 6 22 Jackson Reforms and the Impact on Business Lease Renewals in Court 3 21 Leases and Tenancy Obligations: Exit Strategies 3 22 Possession of Private Residential Premises 6 22 Problems Arising on Existing Leases 6 23 Property Contracts: What to Do When Things Go Wrong 3 23 Wind Farms: Key Issues in Planning and Litigation 3 23 Property Litigation Webinars Adverse Possession: Where Are We Now? Distress - A Suitable Case for Treatment? - The Introduction of CRAR Lenders Remedies Regaining Possession of Agricultural Property Resolving Boundary Disputes in a General Boundary System: A Surveyor s View Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues Quote booking reference SG109004

6 6 Contents Personal Injury Law Courses CPD Hours Level Page Changes to the Portal: A New Opportunity 3 24 Clinical Negligence - An Introduction 5 25 CLT Certificate in Personal Injury Damages - Dealing with Higher Value PI Claims 6 25 Inquests: Guidance from a Coroner 3 26 Occupiers, Public and Employers Liability 5 25 Personal Injury Update Winning Tactics in Personal Injury Claims 6 24 Working with Emotional Clients 5 26 Personal Injury Law Webinars Avoiding Striking Out and Wasted Costs Orders in Personal Injury Claims Barbarians and Gentlemen: Accident Claims Arising from the Rugby or Football Pitch Changes to the Portal Funding Clinical Negligence Claims Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome Explained Litigating Cost-Effectively - Smaller PI Claims Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues

7 7 Contents Personal Injury Law Webinars Continued CPD Hours Level Page Part 36 and PI Claims PI Claims and Street Works PI Claims Involving Children So, Who Do You Sue? - Who is the Defendant in PI Foundation - for those new to the topic, or those converting Intermediate - for experienced professionals, focus on practical solutions A Advanced - for senior professionals Update - overview and analysis of latest developments and current issues Quote booking reference SG109004

8 8 Jackson Reforms Jackson: Six Months On Intermediate - 6 hours CPD With many Jackson related Court of Appeal decisions delivered already and the new Employers Liability and Public Liability portals in, together with Fixed Recoverable Costs, this course provides the very latest on how the Jackson Reforms are working in practice. It is delivered by the THE expert on the reforms: Kerry Underwood s blogs are the definitive guide to the new civil justice landscape. The course will look at: The 25% deduction model Small claims limit: Where are we now? The new portals Fixed Recoverable Costs Jackson: The First Cases The Referral Fee Ban: How is it working? ATE insurance: What is on the market? Third Party Funding CFAs, DBAs, Contingency Fees and all that Qualified One Way Costs Shifting Costs Management and Provisional Assessment and Proportionality Part 36. Speaker: Kerry Underwood is senior partner of Legal 500 firm Underwoods Solicitors and a former employment tribunal judge, FCIArb. Kerry is the editor of the Costs and Funding section of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Services and author of Fixed Costs and No Win No Fee No Worries. 1 October 2 October Newcastle 3 October 7 October Southampton 9 October Bristol 10 October Birmingham 14 October CPR, Civil Litigation and Jackson Update 2013 Update - 6 hours CPD This course provides a comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date review of the CPR and Jackson and County Court Reforms. It covers recent developments across all stages of the litigation process from pre-action conduct to appeals and enforcement and takes an in-depth look at the Jackson reforms and their impact on personal injury and commercial litigation. It is lively and informative and has been proven over time to be one of the most reliable tools for the busy litigator. Speaker: Helen Swaffield is a barrister with 20 years experience in commercial litigation. Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects. Exeter 19 August 20 August York 21 August Liverpool 22 August 16 September Derby 19 September Gloucester 20 September Canterbury 26 September Leicester 1 October Carlisle 2 October Birmingham 11 October Newcastle 14 October 16 October Bristol 17 October Southampton 18 October Norwich 28 October 29 October Case Management Post-Jackson: What to Expect Intermediate - 3 hours CPD Although they have attracted less publicity than his costs and funding reforms, Jackson s case management reforms are, nonetheless, fundamental and far reaching. Litigators issuing proceedings under the new regime will be getting to grips with a new approach to managing cases in the civil courts and need to understand what has changed post-jackson and what will stay the same. This brand new half-day course provides a useful summary of the key changes to the case management regime and gives tips on how best to prepare for a case management conference in the new era. Speaker: Andrew McLoughlin is a solicitor in private practice. He has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts. Southampton 17 September am 8 October am 16 October am Birmingham 22 October am 31 October am top Attend Case Management Post-Jackson and Part 36 - The Ultimate Guide (page 10) on the same day and RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH

9 Costs in Civil Proceedings - What Happens When Old and New Worlds Collide? Intermediate - 6 hours CPD Accredited by APIL On 1 April 2013, the litigation landscape underwent a seismic shift with the implementation of the Jackson reforms. The landscape is still settling, particularly in relation to costs where practitioners are seeking judicial guidance and clarification in a number of key areas. Litigators need to be fully up to date with these developments as they happen while keeping an eye on cases that they have concluded to ensure that appropriate recoveries and settlements are achieved. This course has been specifically designed to examine not just Jackson, but the world before Jackson as well! Speaker: Dominic Swallow is a costs lawyer and principal at Century Consultants Limited. He has previously worked for the largest defendant costs negotiating firm in the country and has also headed up the costs unit for a top-25 national commercial law firm. Bristol 2 October Newcastle 9 October 10 October 11 October Birmingham 21 October 22 October Southampton 23 October ic The Definitive Guide to Costs Management Intermediate - 3 hours CPD Accredited by APIL The application of costs management to all multi-track cases is one of the most fundamental and far reaching aspects of the Jackson reforms. Litigators need to get on top of their budgets as never before or risk incurring costs that are irrecoverable as well as their clients wrath! As you know, for multi-track actions commencing from April 2013, you will have to prepare a detailed budget setting out the entire costs of proceedings in time for the case management conference. Any departure from that budget will have to be approved by the Court. The pressure is on litigators to get the budget right from the outset and make sure it stays on track. CLT brings you the definitive and practical guide to costs management, delivered by Chris Lethem, Costs Judge, who has just finished training the judiciary. This is the course that no multi-track litigator can afford to miss. Speaker: Chris Lethem is a regional costs judge sitting in Tunbridge Wells. He is course director for Civil Law at the Judicial College and responsible for training the judiciary in costs management. He has recently been appointed to develop and oversee the training of the English and Welsh judiciary in the reforms arising out of the Jackson review of civil costs. 8 October am Birmingham 9 October am 10 October am your pathway to success Up to 50% Discounts Quick Book Facility Bespoke Flexible CPD Interest Free Finance Plan Dedicated Account Manager Jackson Reforms 9 T: E: W: Quote booking reference SG109004

10 10 Civil Litigation Case Assessment for Litigators Intermediate - 3 hours CPD The need for litigators to get to grips with the prospects of success and realistic value of each case from the outset has never been greater. The legal services market is more sophisticated than ever with an abundance of funding options for prospective clients to choose from. The recent introduction of DBAs and the abolition of recoverability of CFA success fees reinforces clients increasing expectations of costs certainty and risk sharing from their lawyers. This course, which is presented by former litigator and managing director of a litigation funder, explains the risk assessment techniques that can be implemented to ensure that litigation is conducted successfully and profitably and will cover: Selecting the right retainer Assessing prospects of success Planning for success The importance of quantum evaluation Making sure you get paid. Speaker: Ben Hawkins practised as a litigation solicitor for 6 years, before pioneering after the event insurance, launching DAS ATE Insurance division (now 80e) in 2000 where he managed both underwriting and claims functions. He now manages Commercial Litigation Funding Limited and brings a wealth of experience in assessing and managing litigation risk. 10 October pm 16 October am Birmingham 17 October pm Part 36 - The Ultimate Guide Update - 3 hours CPD CPR Part 36 is one of the most important of the Civil Procedure Rules. Used effectively, it is an invaluable tool for the litigator. It can make the difference between a pyrrhic victory and a real recovery for the client. It enables positional bargaining and effective negotiations. This course provides an in-depth guide to the rule, the recent developments from the Court of Appeal and the changes to be implemented with the Jackson reforms. Speaker: Andrew McLoughlin is a solicitor in private practice. He has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a recorder in the Crown and County Courts. Southampton 17 September pm 8 October pm 16 October pm Birmingham 22 October pm 31 October pm Attend Part 36 - The Ultimate Guide and Case Management Post-Jackson (page 8) on the same day and RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH Conducting a Civil Claim from Start to Finish in the Post Jackson Era Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This is a comprehensive and common sense course, which concentrates on the practical aspects of conducting a civil claim. It is designed to give you a full understanding of how to conduct civil proceedings from start to finish and has been fully revised and updated to take account of the Jackson reforms. It will be particularly of interest to those who are new to litigation, to in-house counsel and to those returning from a career break. The course includes: Initial instructions and steps What to do next in protocol and non-protocol cases Obtaining and preparing the evidence A brief outline of costs issues Negotiations and offers - the different options and tactics Part 36 offers and payments - tactics and pitfalls Statements of case and starting proceedings The tracks and case management Interim applications Preparing for trial and trial procedure Judgment and enforcement. Speaker: Andrew McLoughlin is a solicitor in private practice. He has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a recorder in the Crown and County Courts. 11 September 26 September

11 CLT Certificate in Civil Litigation Procedure Foundation - 12 hours CPD An A to Z of Litigation. A structured two day course designed for those practitioners wishing to gain a good practical grounding in this field. Suitable for trainees, newly qualified solicitors and paralegals as well as those returning after a career break and those wishing to begin to litigate from another discipline. Speakers: Francis Treasure is a member of Chambers at 42 Bedford Row,, where he practices in common law, specialising in professional negligence and personal injury and Andrew McLoughlin has been a solicitor in Private Practice since He has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts. 1-2 October October Fees: VAT: CLT Members VAT: Non Members Successful Fast Track Litigation Intermediate - 3 hours CPD Are your fast track or small claims trials as successful as they should be? This intensive course gives you the opportunity to improve the preparation and conduct of a fast track trial. Presented by a Deputy District Judge, it gives you invaluable tips and indications of good practice for a better result at trial. Speaker: Andrew Stacey has been a partner and a consultant in city firms of solicitors for over 20 years. Andrew is a deputy district judge and has considerable litigation and advocacy experience. Nottingham 17 September pm 24 September pm 26 September pm Civil Litigation 11 Civil Practice Before the District Judge Intermediate - 3 hours CPD This practical course will be of benefit to all litigators who regularly appear before District Judges. The course provides insight into what the District Judge is looking for in applications that are made to the court and from the advocates at a hearing. Advice is given on how to prepare for a hearing and how best to present your client s case. The topics to be covered in this course will include: Preparing paper applications that appear in box work - avoiding common mistakes Drafting claims, statements of case, witness statements, allocation and listing questionnaires and how to maximise their effect Getting the draft order right Acting against a litigant in person Advocacy and court etiquette The art of preparation Enforcement of judgments - choosing the right method and common pitfalls How to maximise the chances of obtaining a costs order and maximising those costs by way of summary assessment. Speaker: Stephen Parker, Head of the Child Care Department at Greens LLP, Birmingham. Stephen is a high court advocate (Civil) and an accredited specialist with Resolution and sits as a deputy district judge. 24 September pm 25 September pm Southampton 26 September pm Quote booking reference SG109004

12 12 Civil Litigation Contractual Disputes: The Complete Picture Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This is a highly practical course which focuses on the opportunities and risks occurring in every day commercial contracts which underpin most civil disputes. This makes it a must-attend course for private practitioners and in-house lawyers whether negotiating, drafting or litigating on contract and commercial matters. Speaker: Helen Swaffield is a barrister with 20 years experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at Harrington Law, Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects. Birmingham 13 September 18 September Newcastle 15 October 25 October Shareholder Claims Foundation - 3 hours CPD The Companies Act 2006 codified and clarified many of the existing tools with which shareholders could seek to influence the management of a company - derivative claims, representative claims and just and equitable winding up petitions. This brand new half day course, which is aimed primarily at commercial litigators, will focus on the legislation and on its practical consequences, examining relevant procedure and recent case law. The course will cover: The rule in Foss v Harbottle and the proper claimant principle Derivative claims under Companies Act 2006 Personal actions by shareholders for breach of individual rights, the problems with such actions and the reflective losses principle Ebrahimi factors and their relevance to petitions under Companies Act 2006 The just and quitable winding up jurisdiction and the relation between s.994 petitions and petitions under the Insolvency Act 1986 Speaker: Martin Reynolds is a partner with Horsey Lightly Solicitors in Newbury. He regularly deals with property litigation, insolvency and contentious trusts and probate. 4 October am Birmingham 11 October am Bristol 18 October am 1 November am Financial Mis-selling: Understanding Structured Products and LIBOR Foundation - 6 hours CPD Banks and financial services have recently been the focus of the media, regulators and the law courts; the FSA estimates that more than 40,000 interest rate swaps were mis-sold to SMEs in the past decade. This course is aimed at litigators who are pursuing claims for the mis-selling of complex financial products and the manipulation of LIBOR. It includes invaluable tips for instructing experts and will explain: What the products are How and why they might be mis-sold or manipulated What the effect is Speaker: Derek Taylor has had a long career in finance/treasury in and New York. He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, a member of the ACI, the Financial Markets Association (Forex) and a member of the Society of Technical Analysts. 17 October 28 October Fees: VAT: CLT Members VAT: Non Members

13 Professional Negligence Claims - Pursuing and Defending Foundation - 6 hours CPD This course is aimed at litigators who are new to, or looking to expand their practice into, professional negligence and will also be a useful refresher for those returning from a career break. It examines the key issues in law and practice that will be relevant to practitioners, whether they act for claimants or defendants, and you will be given the opportunity to apply these issues in a case study. Speaker: Andrew McLoughlin is a solicitor in private practice. He has been granted Higher Rights of Audience for Civil and Criminal proceedings and sits as a recorder in the Crown and County Courts. 17 October 24 October Birmingham 29 October 30 October Professional Negligence Update Update - 5 hours CPD This course will examine developments in professional liability (both in negligence and contractual) as reflected by appellate court case law. It explains the duty of care and how this has been interpreted in recent years and the contractual duty owned by professionals, focusing in particular on solicitors retainers. It includes invaluable updates across specific areas of professional liability including solicitors, barristers, surveyors/valuers, accountants and financial advisers. Speaker: Simon Hale of Hardwicke specialises in professional negligence claims involving a wide range of professionals. Simon is a member of the Professional Negligence Barristers Association and the British Insurance Lawyers Association. 11 September 12 September Birmingham 18 September Newcastle 25 September 26 September Civil Litigation 13 Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings: Enforcing Professional Duties and Obligations Intermediate - 6 hours CPD The increased regulation of businesses and professional bodies continues to provide new opportunities for lawyers. With clients livelihoods and reputations at stake, it is important to be properly equipped to give advice. This introductory course is aimed at lawyers from a contentious background and will also be an excellent refresher for those with more experience in the field. It will examine the process from the investigation, through a fair hearing to the final decision. Speaker: David Travers is a practising barrister at 6 Pump Court. He is a hugely experienced regulatory lawyer and has appeared for prosecution and defence in many cases including the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Uniquely he is recommended by the Chambers. 10 September 13 September Quote booking reference SG109004

14 14 Civil Litigation Civil Fraud and Misrepresentation: What You Need to Know Intermediate - 3 hours CPD Fraud is big business - for both fraudsters and lawyers - and ordinary commercial disputes increasingly involve claims for fraud and misrepresentation. Get up to speed with the latest developments and remedies for your clients. A very practical course will cover deceit, breach of fiduciary duty, bribery and international fraud. It will examine the various equitable and legal remedies available, including tracing, trust busting and freezing orders and offers solutions to some of the more tricky problems. Speaker: Michael James is a barrister at Enterprise Chambers, based in and. His practice covers commercial and insolvency litigation, with an emphasis on international disputes and commercial contracts. 2 September pm 4 September pm Insurance Law: Delving Deeper Intermediate - 6 hours CPD If you already have some familiarity with insurance law, then this is the course for you. Topics covered include: Key concepts in insurance, such as good faith and indemnity Formation of the standard insurance contract, considering proposal forms and policies Formation of the insurance contract in the insurance and reinsurance market, considering traditional documentation and documentation following market reform Construing insurance policies Effect of important insurance terms, such as warranties and conditions Insurers entitlement to avoid insurance for material non-disclosure and misrepresentation Resolution of disputes through the Financial Ombudsman Service, the courts or alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation This course includes a practical case study. Speaker: Alison Green is a barrister at 2 Temple Gardens. Alison specialises in insurance and reinsurance law. She is Vice President of the British Insurance Law Association and on the advisory panel to the Law Commission in relation to its review of insurance contract law. 2 October 10 Tricky Points in Insurance Law Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This course reviews the most common difficult issues in insurance law including what entitles insurers to avoid insurance, how far the duty of good faith continues and the construction of warranties and the effect of their breach. 1. When are insurers entitled to avoid insurance? 2. How far is there a continuing duty of good faith? 3. What if insurers are in breach of their duty of good faith? 4. Constructing warranties and the effect of breach 5. Construing conditions precedent and the effect of non-compliance 6. When can insurers be said to have waived their rights? 7. When can insurers be estopped from relying on their strict rights? 8. Differences between insuring on joint and composite basis 9. Differences between insuring on a claims made and losses occurring basis 10. Raising fraud in insurance claims Speaker: Alison Green is a barrister at 2 Temple Gardens. Alison specialises in insurance and reinsurance law. She is Vice President of the British Insurance Law Association and on the advisory panel to the Law Commission in relation to its review of insurance contract law. 15 October

15 Adjudication - A Practical Guide Intermediate - 3 hours CPD The emphasis of this course will be on the avoidance of common pitfalls and the tactical ploys in adjudication. It will include a review of the current adjudication practice following the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act During the course of the day there will be an in-depth look at the aspects involved within the following areas: Beginning an adjudication Getting to a decision Enforcing or challenging a decision Speaker: Darryl Royce is a member of Atkin Chambers. He advises and acts for parties involved in construction projects, including regular appearances before Technology and Construction Court, lay arbitrators and mediators. 12 September pm Birmingham 19 September pm 3 October pm 8 October pm Tackling Litigation with a Foreign Element Workshop/Intermediate - 6 hours CPD A highly practical and problem-solving workshop, essential for all litigators whose caseload has an international dimension. It provides a comprehensive guide to litigation with a foreign element; from conflict of laws and disputed jurisdiction to service of proceedings and enforcing judgments overseas. This course also covers all the legal issues, the course offers down-to-earth solutions for tricky issues, such as how to serve proceedings overseas and how to sue in a foreign currency. Speaker: Michael James is a barrister at Enterprise Chambers, based in and. His practice covers commercial and insolvency litigation, with an emphasis on international disputes and commercial contracts. 3 September 5 September Birmingham 24 October Civil Litigation 15 E-Disclosure and E-Evidence: Managing the Practicalities Intermediate - 3 hours CPD E-Disclosure must now be part of all cases. It presents the litigator with an enormous potential tactical advantage. This course will help you understand the changes to CPR 31 and the impact of recent cases such as Digicel v Cable and Wireless (2008) and Gavin Goodale v The Ministry of Justice (2010). Peter Sommer provides a practical, accessible and invaluable insight which will change the way you deal with disclosure and evidence gathering. Speaker: Peter Sommer is a former visiting professor at the School of Economics and a visiting reader at the Open University. Peter read law at Oxford and has acted as an expert witness in many trials involving high-tech evidence since September am Quote booking reference SG109004

16 16 Civil Litigation Contentious Probate Contentious Probate - and Will Disputes: Current Issues and Problem Developing Your Knowledge Areas for Practitioners Foundation - 5 hours CPD Contentious probate and will disputes are increasing year on year. Other litigation work is being squeezed by LASPO, the increase in the Small Claims limit and the removal of legal aid in other areas. This course is designed for litigators who wish to develop their knowledge in this field and enable them to start to build a practice in an area which is both interesting and challenging in equal measure! Speaker: Richard Land is a partner with Owen White and Catlin LLP and head of the litigation department dealing with contentious probate and other claims. He has extensive experience in dealing with Inheritance Act claims and possession claims on behalf of executors. Birmingham 3 October 7 October 10 October 21 October Intermediate - 5 hours CPD Contentious probate is an expanding area of practice. This course equips practitioners with the know how needed to advise personal representatives, beneficiaries and potential claimants with confidence. It is equally suitable for contentious and non-contentious probate practitioners and civil litigators who seek a greater understanding of the issues involved. It will include a review of developments and relevant case law over the last 5 years, a consideration of preparation of cases, practical obstacles and how to overcome them. Speaker: Luke Harris is a barrister practising at 3 Stone Buildings. Luke has a wide-ranging commercial chancery practice with a particular emphasis on claims involving chattels and bailment, trusts, contentious probate, the administration of estates, claims under the 1975 Act and property including constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel. Bristol 16 October 23 October 24 October 30 October Birmingham 31 October 1975 Act and Other Claims Against PRs Intermediate - 5 hours CPD This course will equip private client practitioners and experienced litigators with a comprehensive but practical understanding of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and other causes of action often deployed to acquire an interest in an estate. It will also cover actions PRs may bring against third parties and the resolution of administration disputes with beneficiaries. There will be an in-depth discussion on costs, concentrating on the special rules and categories used by the Courts in estate litigation, with particular emphasis on the various steps that should be taken with a view to protecting the client s position on costs. Attendance on this course will concentrate on recent interesting cases, which will leave you confident that your knowledge is up to date. Speaker: Oliver Hilton is a barrister at 3 Stone Buildings, Lincoln s Inn, practising in all areas of Chancery litigation and non-contentious work, with a particular emphasis on wills, trusts, probate, the administration of estates and Inheritance Act Claims. 9 October

17 Attorneys, Deputies and Trustees - Managing the Affairs of the Incapacitated Intermediate - 3 hours CPD Accredited by APIL Designed for private client, litigation and personal injury practitioners, this course will explain the breadth of the delegated powers available for the incapacitated. It looks in particular at the business development potential of this type of work. It will also consider the ability for different disciplines within the firm to work together on this type of work and manage it on an on-going basis. The course will cover both Court of Protection practice and procedure, and Personal Injury Trusts in detail. Speaker: Araba Taylor, Barrister at Fenners chambers in Cambridge. Araba has extensive experience of elderly client work, contentious probate, wills/administration of estates, trusts and trustees and professional negligence claims arising out of these areas of practice. 13 September am 17 September am Anti-Social Behaviour Update and the New Draft Bill Intermediate - 3 hours CPD A recent ONS survey showed that 15% of respondents had suffered a high level of anti-social behaviour in the past 12 months and 81% perceived that anti-social behaviour had increased. In response to continuing concern, the government has recently unveiled its Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill. This is expected to receive Royal Assent next spring and is intended to introduce simpler and more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour. This course looks at existing legal remedies and examines the proposed new legislation. It will be of particular interest to local authority lawyers, housing practitioners and in-house lawyers at housing associations. Speaker: Desmond Kilcoyne was called to the Bar in 1990 and specialises in property and housing law. He has extensive experience acting for local authority clients in social housing cases and is a regular contributor on property and housing matters in the Sunday Times, Home Section. 17 October pm Bristol 23 October pm 30 October pm Civil Litigation 17 Consumer Credit Litigation: The Changes Intermediate - 3 hours CPD This course provides a practical and informed review of the landscape of consumer credit law. You will gain an understanding of how to both challenge and defend regulated agreements. The course will focus on: Where are we now? The meaning of credit What constitutes enforcement Default fees Interest rates Default notice errors Conduct of CMC litigation, including costs liabilities in unsuccessful cases Consumer Credit Directive changes Hot topics for the litigator Unfair Relationships/PPI cases OFT irresponsible lending guidance/fao s The Consumer Regulatory Reform Consultation The Financial Conduct Authority SRA approach to CMC litigation Speaker: Richard Humphreys is a partner in charge of the litigation section of the finance and leasing team at Blake Lapthorn. His clients include banks, independent finance institutions and manufacturer subsidiaries. 16 October am Quote booking reference SG109004

18 18 Civil Litigation Certificate in Insolvency Law Foundation - 6 hours CPD This certificate course is primarily aimed at practitioners in other fields who come across insolvent situations in their practice and wish to develop their knowledge and experience. It will include: An introduction to the different insolvency regimes Using insolvency as a litigation recovery tool Pre pack administrations Litigating for and against insolvency practitioners Piercing the corporate veil; getting at the directors personally Getting the most out of the insolvency practitioner Funding Insolvency litigation Speaker: Stephen Allinson is a consultant with Lester Aldridge Solicitors. He lectures widely on all aspects of credit, debt and insolvency and is well published in all these areas. 23 October Practical Debt Recovery in 2013 Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This course is suitable for debt recovery practitioners and paralegals who wish to enhance their understanding of the debt recovery process from instructions through to enforcement. It includes obtaining a profile of the debtor, using terms and conditions, possible defences, limitation and Consumer Credit Act compliance. Data protection and money laundering legislation will also be reviewed. By attending, you will gain an understanding of the use of tactical considerations including default judgments, striking out and summary judgment as well as costs and the use of Part 36. Recent developments in execution will be explained as well as the use of insolvency procedures and charging orders. Speaker: Geoff Dearing is a now a non-practising solicitor and a former managing partner of Brachers LLP. He is chairman of a software company specialising in debt recovery and risk management, and a director of a company specialising in solicitors professional indemnity insurance. Geoff also advises in relation to risk management issues, compliance and anti money laundering. 2 September 3 September Birmingham 9 September 19 September Newcastle 23 September Southampton 10 October Converting Your Practice to Employment Law Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This one day course provides fee earners who currently practise in other areas of law with a cross-over day into employment law and practice. It is geared to lawyers who want to build up their knowledge in this area. The course assumes no prior knowledge of employment law but is reasonably fast paced to cover the most common elements of practice. Topics to be covered include: Terminating the employment relationship Claims in unfair dismissal and redundancy Discrimination TUPE 2006 Speaker: Lorna Valcin is a legal consultant for Compromise Agreements Limited and a regular lecturer for CLT. She was rated as a notable practitioner in Chambers as easy to get hold of and has a methodical approach to work. She is considered an excellent lawyer who specialises in both employment and immigration law. 8 October 16 October Birmingham 22 October topic

19 Civil Litigation 19 Project Management for Litigators Intermediate - 6 hours CPD Running a contentious matter requires operational efficiency based on first class organisational skills. The need for project management in litigation has never been greater than in the post-jackson era. The introduction of costs management for multi-track cases makes it vital for litigators to take control of costs upfront and the emphasis on proportionality reinforces the duty to ensure that litigation is streamlined and that each task is carried out by the most appropriate fee-earner. This course will enable you to effectively project manage your cases, ensuring that you achieve the right outcome for your client and your firm. Participants will use a current matter of their own (no files needed) as an action learning case study throughout the course. Speaker: Martin Richardson is a lawyer who began his career as a legal academic before moving to the City and the former Berwin Leighton set up and ran the firm s first professional development programme. 21 October 23 October Litigation Drafting - A Comprehensive Guide Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This workshop provides the litigator with tuition through worked examples to improve drafting skills. It aims to increase your confidence in pleading statements of case and other documents for court. It will cover: Particulars of claim Defences Requests for further information Amendments Admissions Witness statements Skeleton arguments Speaker: Philip Barlow, MB, ChB, MA, is a qualified doctor, barrister and solicitor. He has 15 years civil litigation experience and specialises in clinical negligence and is currently a partner in LawSolve LLP. 7 October 8 October 28 October Birmingham 29 October Interviewing Witnesses: How to Unlock Their Memories Workshop/Intermediate - 6 hours CPD Cognitive interviewing is a forensic tool that uses a series of memory retrieval techniques designed to increase the amount of information that can be obtained from a witness or client by using key principles of how people best recall information. This practical course will train you to use the techniques of cognitive interviewing. Using cognitive interviewing will increase the completeness and accuracy of what your witnesses can remember, helping them to remember clearly things that happened many months, or even many years ago. Speaker: Dave Barney specialises in training lawyers in interviewing and investigating techniques. He has trained thousands of lawyers has worked with all of the top 10 UK law firms. 12 September 13 September Quote booking reference SG109004

20 20 Civil Litigation/Property Litigation Tactics in Negotiation: Obtaining the Advantage Workshop/Intermediate - 6 hours CPD This course sets out the current principles of negotiation and develops your practical skill through a series of case studies and workshops. As a result of participation throughout the sessions, you will improve your negotiation technique. You will tackle implementing effective negotiation techniques, dealing with tactics from the other side, how to be persuasive and prevent deadlock. Emphasis is placed upon improving your own skills and particularly in making and exacting concessions. There will be an opportunity to draft a bullet-proof Settlement Agreement and to review effective without prejudice correspondence. Speaker: Helen Swaffield is a barrister with 20 years experience in commercial litigation. Within her practice at Harrington Law, Helen works with government bodies and leading firms of solicitors on a range of commercial and in-house projects. 27 September Getting the Most Out Of Mediation Workshop/Intermediate - 6 hours CPD Mediation is a hugely valuable resource for the litigator. It is often the first time that key decision makers on both sides meet face to face and it can create a real impetus to settle even the most intractable of disputes. A highly informative and practical course is aimed at litigators generally and presented by an accredited mediator. It will equip you with the skills you need to manage your client successfully before, during and after a mediation and to get the most out of the process. A lively and interactive course offering you the opportunity to test and improve your negotiation strategies and techniques. Speaker: Philip Hesketh is a non-practising solicitor with over 19 years experience in litigation. He is now a professional mediator, having been accredited by ADR Group in 2006 and writes extensively on mediation. 17 September Birmingham 15 October 21 October An Introduction to Commercial Property Litigation Foundation - 6 hours CPD This course is aimed at lawyers from a contentious background who are looking to build a practice in commercial property litigation. It will not deal with residential property disputes save in the context of mixed use developments. The course will provide a useful overview of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, from which much of the bread and butter work of the commercial property litigator flows, and will also focus on some of the most common areas in which disputes arise - service charges, neighbour problems and break options. You will also learn how the Jackson reforms affect property litigation. Speaker: Mark Shelton is a professional support lawyer with Eversheds LLP. He qualified with Linklaters and has always specialised in property litigation. Mark was a partner at Lawrence Graham, and has acted for major property investors, financial institutions and leading retailers. He is a contributor to Estates Gazette and Property Law Journal. 4 October 11 October Birmingham 18 October 25 October

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