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Anti-suit injunctions - Sara Masters QC, 20 Essex Street

Anti-suit injunctions - Sara Masters QC, 20 Essex Street What is realistic and achievable when arguing for an anti-suit injunction where there is no contractual relationship between two parties? Has the “Chang Hang Guang Rong" moved the law?

Trustee duties - Henry Legge QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Trustee duties - Henry Legge QC, 5 Stone Buildings Is there a shift in the wind over the duties owed by trustees to scheme employers and scheme beneficiaries following the KeyMed litigation? What should trustees be doing to mitigate risk?

Burden of proof - Michael Collett QC, 20 Essex Street

Burden of proof - Michael Collett QC, 20 Essex Street With Volcafe invoked in virtually every cargo claim, what counts and what will sway the Court when trying to stop the burden of proof from shifting to the carrier?

Unmarried partners - Katherine Apps, 39 Essex Chambers

Unmarried partners - Katherine Apps, 39 Essex Chambers In light of Parris, Brewster and Langford, when can schemes lawfully treat unmarried partners differently from spouses or civil partners? How is market practice changing?

Force majeure - Sean O'Sullivan QC, 4 Pump Court

Force majeure - Sean O'Sullivan QC, 4 Pump Court Applying the decision in Classic Maritime v Limbungan, what - right now - is the limit of force majeure, "but for" causation, recovery of damages and "wait and see"?

Duty to consult (NTS) - Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers

Duty to consult (NTS) - Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers How far can you push the boundaries of a public body's duty to consult (adequately), supported by case law and practical examples?

Electronic bills (NTS7) - District Judge Ian Besford

Electronic bills (NTS7) - District Judge Ian Besford Despite the controversy and hullabaloo, how is the E-bill working on provisional and detailed assessment? What is best practice for points of dispute, replies, lodging paperwork before and during the assessment?

Incurred costs - Judith Ayling, 39 Essex Chambers

Incurred costs - Judith Ayling, 39 Essex Chambers What are the ramifications of changes to Practice Direction 3E, the cut off between incurred and budgeted costs? What are the work-arounds?

Part 36 offers - Alexander Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers

Part 36 offers - Alexander Hutton QC, Hailsham Chambers How is the Court responding to the injustice test and the power to allow a partial award that enhances the effectiveness of a part 36 offer?

Proportionality - Roger Mallalieu QC, 4 New Square

Proportionality - Roger Mallalieu QC, 4 New Square What is the “appropriate approach” to the proportionality test following the Court of Appeal's decision in West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust?

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