Conference Programme

Friday 15 November 2019

09.45-09.25    Registration
09.30-09.35

Welcome 
Claire Green, ACL Chairman

09.35-10.00

Why civil litigators (including costs lawyers) will save the world!
Gordon Exall, Barrister, Kings Chambers

10.00-10.30

Budgeting
Steven Green, National Head of Costs, Irwin Mitchell LLP

10.30-11.00

The shape of things to come
Professor Dominic Regan

11.00 - 11.15

Refreshment Break

11.15-11.45

Retainers
Kevin Latham, Barrister, Kings Chambers

11.45-12.15

An overview of the SCCO
Master Jennifer James

12.15-12.45

Proportionality
District Judge Ian Besford

12.45-13.30

Lunch

13.30-13.35

Presentation by Kings Chambers

13.35-15.15

Electronic Bill mock assessment

  • Ken Corness, Technical Director, Acumension
  • Matthew Smith, Barrister, Kings Chambers
  • Master Jennifer James
15.15-15.30

Presentation of certificates to recently qualified costs lawyers
Master Jennifer James

15.30-15.45

Refreshments

15.45-17.00

Open Forum for ACL members

17.00 - 18.00

Networking Drinks

 Please note, the above timings are approximate and the programme may be subject to change.