Manchester Conference Programme

08.45 - 09.25            Registration

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome and introduction
Iain Stark, Chairman, ACL
09.35 - 10.00 Keynote address - Access to Justice
The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE 
10.00 - 10.20 Prospective impact of Brexit on jurisprudence and costs
Simon Edwards, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
10.20 - 10.45  The benefits of mediation
Paul Hughes, Barrister, Kings Chambers 
10.45 - 11.15  Refreshments 
11.15 - 11.45

Additional liabilities from own clients
District Judge Richard Lumb

11.45 - 12.15 The electronic bill
Master Colum Leonard
12.15 - 12.40 QOCS
Andrew Hogan, Ropewalk Chambers
12.40 - 13.05 CCMS and budgeting
District Judge Ian Besford
13.05 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30  Conduct and costs 
Professor Dominic Regan
14.30 - 15.00 What is a 'good reason' to depart from the budget?
District Judge Theresa Searl
15.00 - 15.30 Refreshments
15.30 - 17.00 Panel Q & A – Chaired by Francis Kendall

District Judge Ian Besford
Michelle Fanneran
Master Colum Leonard
District Judge Richard Lumb
District Judge Theresa Searl

17.00 Conference ends
17.15 - 18.30 The Conference will be followed by networking drinks in the Cloud 23 Bar