APIL costs conference – London – Nov 2018

When: Tuesday 20 November; 9.30-17.00

Where: One Whitehall Place at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2EJ

APIL is delighted to have secured a host of eminent speakers to take part in this BRAND NEW event, which is heading to London on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

This conference will cover the following topics:

Welcome to the conference

Chair: Brett Dixon, APIL President, Brett Dixon Training

Proportionality: where do we go after the BNM appeal?

Speaker: Master Brown, Cost Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office, Deputy Master of the Queen’s Bench Division

Review of costs budget

Speaker: Master Thornett, Master of The Queen’s Bench Division

Why is virtually every budget argued over at the CMC?

Speaker: Craig Ralph, Kings Chambers, Manchester

Small claims: can you make them work?

David Bott, APIL Past President, Bott & Co

The electronic bill – a live assessment

Speakers: Master James, Cost Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office, Shaman Kapoor, Matthew Waszak and Colin Campbell

How is the new electronic bill working? The practitioner’s view

Speaker: Reuben Glynn, Partners in Costs

Costs assessment: Is mediation a good thing?

Speaker: Ben Williams QC, 4 New Square Chambers

General costs roundup

Speakers: Gary Barker, Costs and funding SIG coordinator and Samuel Hayman, Bolt Burdon Kemp

This conference is expected to sell out, so book online now to secure your place here



18 October 2018
Claire Stockford

An analogue decision? Google defeats attempt at consumer ‘class action’

In an eagerly awaited judgment, the High Court handed down its ruling in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC on 8 October. It seems clear that there is a degree of reluctance to permit group litigation which will not materially benefit consumers. That being said, it is hard to ignore the increased possibilities of group litigation in the context of corporate data breaches, particularly following the implementation of GDPR earlier this year.

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