2018 Costs Conference *ONLY 5 PLACES LEFT*

Event Details

Course Code: S3993
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Management, Support Staff, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:45

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

 9.00 – 9.30       Registration

9.30 – 9.35       Chair opens ~ District Judge Jenkinson, Regional Costs Judge
9.35 – 10.15    Electronic Billing ~ Guy Platt-Higgins, Law Costing Ltd
•    What is electronic billing?
•    How the new system is intended to operate
•    How the system is likely to operate
•    The timetable
•    Potential pitfalls
•    The best way forward
•    Q & A
10.15 – 11.15     Enforcing an agreed costs order: options and pitfalls ~ Adam Burrell, BLM
•    Non-party costs orders
•    Insurance indemnity disputes
•    Debtor questioning/High Court Enforcement

 11.15 – 11.30    Refreshments

11.30 -12.45    Part 36, Portals, FRC and Proportionality ~ David Pilling, Liverpool Civil   Law Chambers
•    Late acceptance of Part 36 offers
•    Latest Part 36 caselaw and analysis
•    Portals latest developments
•    FRC update
•    Proportionality: What does it mean?

12.45    – 1.30     Lunch

1.30– 2.15     Retainers, bills, costs and clients ~Andrew Hogan, Ropewalks Chambers
This insightful session delivered by an expert costs counsel, will consider:
•    The practical aspects of retainers
•    Common pitfalls and consider how solicitor/own client costs disputes are be resolved
•    The practicalities of solicitor/own client assessments

2.15    – 3.15    Reforms ~ Professor Dominic Regan
Several changes are in the pipeline, not least the Jackson Intermediate track, which should be out to consultation in 2018. This talk will identify the consequences for the practitioner of the many proposals which also include:
•    Further promotion of ADR
•    Curbing disclosure
•    Injury small claims limit
•    Raising the High Court issue threshold

3.15 – 3.30    Refreshments

3.30 – 4.30    Cost Management ~ Professor Dominic Regan
Budgeting has been part of the CPR since 2013 but it remains a dark and tricky topic. This talk will address key matters including:
•    Getting it right at the outset
•    Amendment and the massive mistake many make
•    Proportionality
•    The problem with HARRISON
•    Late budgets and securing relief
•    Getting a substantial payment on account
•    What is a good reason to depart from the budget?

 4.30 – 4.40      Summary & close ~ District Judge Jenkinson

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