Day 1 - Thursday, October 3, 2019

8:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:00
A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES
10:30
Morning Refreshments and Networking
11:00
WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE AND WHAT’S MINE IS MY OWN
12:15
Networking Luncheon Sponsored by
1:15
WHO PAYS THE PIPER?
2:30
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking
3:00
FACING THE BRAVE NEW WORLD: WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN?
4:15
FORUM CLOSING KEYNOTE
5:00
YOU ARE INVITED: Fraud and Asset Tracing EVENING MIXER
Co-Sponsored by:

Day 1 - Thursday, October 3, 2019

8:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:00
A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES

John Machell QC
Barrister
Serle Court

Session Facilitator

Nicola Boulton
Partner
Byrne and Partners

Strategies for proceedings where the moral high ground is not available to either party: navigating reputational issues, ambiguous circumstances, outraged clients and sceptical judges.

  • Political claims: presenting and defending “political” claims
  • Fragile Freezes: where are the goalposts for setting aside Freezing Orders and the evolution of non-disclosure?
  • London as the last resort: cases with no, or a very limited connection to England and Wales
  • Menu disclosure: opportunities and pitfalls for binary cases under the new disclosure regime
  • Witness credibility: combatting judicial scepticism

10:30
Morning Refreshments and Networking
11:00
WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE AND WHAT’S MINE IS MY OWN

Hannah Brown QC
Barrister
One Essex Court

Sessions Facilitator

Gareth Keillor
Of Counsel
Herbert Smith (UK)

Strategies for proceedings where the moral high ground is not available to either party: navigating reputational issues, ambiguous circumstances, outraged clients and sceptical judges.

  • What issues should a party seeking enforcement need to be aware of?
  • How are you going to have court orders/proceedings recognised?
  • How are you going to build the recovery team?

12:15
Networking Luncheon Sponsored by
1:15
WHO PAYS THE PIPER?

Neil Purslow
Chief Investment Officer
Therium Capital Management Limited

Session Facilitator

Andy McGregor
Partner
Head of Civil Fraud RPC

Funding is becoming increasingly prevalent in UK disputes. We will consider the benefits and disadvantages, the impact on settlement dynamics and potential pitfalls of the client/lawyer/funder relationship

  • Getting started: how to get a case funded
  • Quantum: what value of claims work best for funded cases?
  • ATE: how best to deal with ATE?
  • Conflicts of interest: how might these arise and how to deal with them?
  • Fraud/asset tracing: particular challenges associated with funding fraud and asset tracing cases and how to overcome these
  • Portfolio: pros and cons of portfolio funding
  • DBAs: how are they working in practice?

2:30
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking
3:00
FACING THE BRAVE NEW WORLD: WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN?

Stuart Leach
Communications Consultant

Session Facilitator

Claire Broadbelt
Partner
Mishcon de Reya

What should you be doing right now to prepare and respond to the most disruptive trends and game changing events that are shaping fraud litigation and asset recovery today?

  • Big Data: understanding evolving sources and structures and how to store, retrieve and analyse, efficiently and speedily
  • Cyber Security: keeping ahead of the game for effective prevention and response
  • Cryptocurrencies: understanding the key components and involved parties to facilitate responses to a decentralised and distributed system
  • Deep Fakes: detecting fakes and fraud when personal, financial and democratic credibility is at stake

4:15
FORUM CLOSING KEYNOTE

Sir Michael Burton GBE Sir Michael Burton (until 2016 Mr Justice Burton) was appointed, after 14 years as a commercial QC, latterly head of Littleton Chambers, as a High Court Judge in 1998. As a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division for 18 years, he sat also in the Chancery Division and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, of which he was President from 2002 to 2005, and from 2006 regularly in the Commercial Court, where he continues to sit since ceasing to be a full time High Court Judge in 2016. In 2010 to 2011 he was Chairman of the High Court Judges Association. He was Treasurer of Gray’s Inn in 2012 and is a Bencher. He was Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) from April 2000 to November 2017 and was President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal until 2018 (Vice-President 2000 to 2013). Since 2017 he has been Chairman of the Conduct and Disciplinary Tribunal of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He sits as an arbitrator and mediator, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and President of the Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration (FICA). He was appointed in 2019 Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to the rule of law.

5:00
YOU ARE INVITED: Fraud and Asset Tracing EVENING MIXER
Co-Sponsored by:

Add a social dimension to the day’s work: Your perfect opportunity to strengthen those important relationships and build new ones over drinks and canapés.