Fountain Court is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the 2018 Commercial Litigation Summit which is taking place in London on Tuesday 15th May 2018. We have five members of chambers taking part in this high-profile event.

The Summit, attended by leading commercial litigation experts, will see Richard Lissack QC sit down for a ‘fireside chat’ with Lord Neuberger about a wide range of topics relating to commercial litigation.  The afternoon session, sponsored by Fountain Court, is dedicated to a series of panel discussions relating to a client’s perspective on how to avoid litigation, but also how to embrace it when it happens.

John Taylor QC and Adam Sher of Fountain Court will discuss disclosure reforms alongside Mr Justice Knowles and John McElroy of Hausfeld including the current guidelines on disclosure reform, the different types of disclosure options available, getting the most out of disclosure guidance hearings and the role of adverse documents.

Nik Yeo, alongside Tracey Dovaston of Barclays, Julian Copeman of Herbert Smith Freehills and Amy Pope of Schillings will be discussing risk, and in particular strategies to head off litigation risk including cyber policies, and effective compliance as well as collaborative vs adversarial approaches to dispute resolution in both purely civil/private law matters and also matters involving sovereign states or government regulators.

Richard Lissack QC, Jason Yardley of Jenner & Block, Matthew Hibbert, Head Counsel of Litigation at Sky, Simon Bushell of Signature Litigation, and Tim Malton of Malton PR discuss GC perspectives on doing battle both inside and outside court, including selecting the right team (internally and externally), managing privilege, managing costs, dealing with PR and witness familiarisation.

Akhil Shah QC will discuss the rise of group litigation including substantive group claims with Caroline Goodman, Managing Director of Institutional Protection Services, Danielle Carr of SCA Ontier and Tom Snelling of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Several other members of Chambers will also be attending the Summit alongside members of the clerking team. For details, please see the agenda here.