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Seminars

We offer a rolling programme of seminars as well as providing regular briefing notes and other articles and updates as part of our Radcliffe Chambers Resource initiative for clients. All seminars are free of charge and are fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. For full details please contact our Business Development and Marketing Manager: Tracey Fordham If you wish to attend any of our seminars please complete our registration form.


Seminars

30.01.14 With Capacity in Mind

Michael Heywood, Katherine McQuail and Justin Holmes are speaking at this seminar organised by Bond Dickinson at their offices in Leeds next Thursday 30th January.

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18.03.14 You Can’t Always Get What You Want: lenders, breach of trust and Target revisited

This seminar, to be given by Grant Crawford and Peter Dodge, will take place at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 18th March. Hard on the heels of the important Court of Appeal decision in Santander v RA Legal last month, Grant and Peter will explain the principles underlying breach of trust claims against conveyancing solicitors where lenders have advanced money but have not obtained the legal charge they wanted. Target v Redferns (decided by the House of Lords in 1995) alerted lenders to the possibility of seeking trust based remedies in these circumstances. Recently, there has been a steady stream of decisions (both in the High Court and the Court of Appeal) considering and applying Target, often in cases of identity fraud involving the impersonation of vendors or their solicitors.

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26.03.14 Damages in Property Litigation

This seminar, to be given by Simon Williams and Edward Hicks will cover:

  • General principles
  • Damages in lieu of injunction
  • Remoteness/forseeability
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01.04.14 The Jackson Reforms (One Year On)

This seminar, to be given by Dov Ohrenstein and Wendy Mathers on the first anniversary of the introduction of the Jackson reforms, will look at the most recent cases concerning civil procedure and will provide guidance on the practical impact of the reforms including how the courts since Mitchell v News Group have dealt with breaches of the Civil Procedure Rules, non compliance with court orders and relief from sanction applications.

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28.04.14 Court of Protection Update featuring Senior Judge Denzil Lush and Janet Ilett, Deputy Official Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Senior Judge Denzil Lush and Janet Ilett, Deputy Official Solicitor, have kindly agreed to take part in our Court of Protection Update seminar on April 28th 2014. Janet Ilett is to chair the seminar and Senior Judge Lush will speak on the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Members of Chambers will also cover topics as follows:

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05.05.14 Shantanu Majumdar speaks on statutory relief for errant trustees and directors at the Chancery Bar Association Cayman Conference 2014

Shantanu Majumdar presented a paper entitled “Forgiveness after the event” to the Chancery Bar Cayman Conference which took place on 5-6 May at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The paper dealt with recent developments in the statutory relief for breach of trust under section 61 of the Trustee Act 1925. A copy of the notes is available here.

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22.10.14 Debate: “Mediation rarely succeeds and adds unnecessary costs to a case”

As the changes to the justice system take hold and the cuts are being felt the Courts are placing an increasing emphasis on alternative methods of dispute resolution.  Is mediation the way forward for all cases or is it unnecessary, adding an additional, un-needed, step in resolving conflicts?

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30.10.14 Property Law Update

Members of Radcliffe Chambers will be hosting a Seminar on the 30th October looking at recent developments in the area of Property Law

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