PLA Leaders Event: Sir Rupert Jackson and the Costs Revolution

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Registration: 5.30 p.m.
Event times: 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Cost: FREE (by invitation only)


The PLA would like to invite all leading practitioners in property litigation to a special event designed to be a networking and thought leadership opportunity for those at the very top of the profession.

The event will be themed around costs and we are pleased to welcome Sir Rupert Jackson as a very special guest. Sir Rupert’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs famously led to the implementation of costs budgeting to the majority claims up to a value of £10 million. The move has not proved universally popular amongst practitioners, but efforts to control legal costs continue to intensify. Following Sir Rupert’s report on fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in 2017, the Ministry of Justice consulted this year on rolling out FRC across all cases valued up to £100,000, whilst at the same time a pilot on capped costs for cases up to £250,000 is running in the Business and Property Courts.

The direction of travel seems clear, but is it the right one? Does costs management improve access to justice or hinder it? It is working in practice, and how could it be improved? It is an inevitability that we should all just get behind? PLA members are uniquely well positioned to comment because property litigation matters are often complex and require substantial amounts evidence and yet routinely fall within the scope of costs management.

This event is intended as the first in a series aimed at enabling leaders in property litigation to share their views with each other and those at the heart of big issues facing the industry, as well as an opportunity to network with peers over drinks and canapes. These events will be by invitation only and limited on numbers.

The inaugural event will be hosted by Eversheds Sutherland at their London office, One Wood Street London EC2V 7WS.

BOOKING: BY INVITATION ONLY. Book using the form at the bottom of this page.

Who is coming (as of 20 November 2019)

Nyree Applegarth, Higgs & Sons
Richard Bedford, Burges Salmon
Ian Brierley, DLA Piper
Andrew Chesser, Withers
Louise Clark, Charles Russell Speechlys
Mathew Ditchburn, Hogan Lovells
Danielle Drummond-Brassington, CMS
Richard Eaton, Birketts
Dellah Gilbert, Maples Teesdale
Kerry Glanville, Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Stephen Goldie, Brodies
Alison Hardy, Ashurst
Ron Hogan, Dewar Hogan
Jacqui Joyce, The Property Mediators
Donald Lambert, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Gary Lawrenson, Osborne Clarke
Daniel Levy, Mishcon de Reya
Andrew Myers, Stephenson Hardwood
Emma Pinkerton, CMS
Rudi Ramdarshan, Ronald Fletcher Baker
Natasha Rees, Forsters
Douglas Rhodes, Trowers & Hamlins
Jonathan Ross, Forsters
Owen Talfan Davies, Fieldfisher
Martin Thomas, Gowling WLG
Iain Travers, The Property Mediators
Emily Wood, DMH Stallard
Stuart Wortley, Eversheds Sutherland

Wednesday, 20th November 2019
17:30 - 20:00
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Eversheds Sutherland (London)
One Wood Street
London, EC2V 7WS
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