11th June 2020

We are hosting a series of webinars from 23 April onwards every week on a Thursday at 10am (UK time).

Our next webinar takes place on Thursday, 11 June 2020 where Rosemary Jackson QC, Fionnuala McCredie QC and Robert Evans will discuss virtual mediations.

Registration will open a week in advance of each webinar and joining details provided the day before to those registered. If you have any queries about future or past webinars, please direct those to Marie Sparkes or Elle Ashman.

Past Webinars

If you have missed any of our previous webinars, you can access copies of slides used via links below.

Common Pitfalls in International Arbitration

by Sean Wilken QCRachael O’Hagan and John McMillan on Thursday, 28 May 2020.

Sean, Rachael and John discussed common pitfalls in international arbitration from a counsel perspective, with a focus on the construction and energy sectors. They covered issues faced at all stages of the arbitration process including jurisdiction, choice of arbitrators and enforceability. The main talk was followed by a panel Q&A taking audience questions.

Recording: A recording will be made available soon.

Slides: The panel’s slides will be available shortly.


Remote Hearings

by Tom Owen on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

Tom discussed the law and procedure (including the Coronavirus Act 2020 and Courts Act 2003) as well as providing valuable insight (from his recent experience) into practicalities to consider before, during and after remote hearings.

Slides: Tom’s slides can be viewed here


“COVID-19: A Force Majeure Event?”

by Adrian Williamson QC, Sean Wilken QC and Matthew Finn on Thursday 14 May 2020.

Matt outlined the general principles relating to force majeure provisions, and explored various issues that may arise when a contracting party seeks to rely upon the COVID-19 pandemic as a force majeure event. Adrian  and Sean then offered their experience, delving into audience questions on the subject.

Recording: A recording of this live webinar is available here.

Slides: Matt’s slides can be viewed here.

Related article: The article by Sean (mentioned in the talk) which discusses the Government’s recent COVID-19 advice and the legal impact on contracts can be downloaded here.


Adjudication Update

by Harry Smith on Thursday 7 May 2020.

Harry gave an update on recent developments in adjudication, including the impact of Covid-19; true value adjudications since S&T v Grove; and the effects of insolvency on the adjudication process.

Slides: Harry’s slides can be viewed here

Article: You may also find his recent article on Broseley London v Prime Asset of interest.


How to Prove Your Case: Lessons From a Curry House

by Tom Lazur on Thursday 30 April 2020.

Tom shared the background to the remarkable case of Castle Trustee Ltd & Ors v Bombay Palace Restaurant Ltd [2017] EWHC 1889 (TCC). Although this was largely be a fun war story about a final account claim, there are lessons to be learnt about the management and presentation of witness and expert evidence, the Court’s approach when things go wrong, and how we can all try to make the most of a bad situation.

Recording: A recording of Tom’s talk is available here

Slides: Tom’s slides can be viewed here.


Practical Guide to Presenting and Defending a Delay Claim

by Lucy Garrett QC on Thursday 23 April.

This included a review of the current position on concurrent delay, the prevention principle, the effect of the Triple Point case and specific reference to the impact of COVID-19.

Slides: To download a copy of Lucy’s presentation slides, please click here.


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