The Modern Litigation Trends Conference

12pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 – 3PB, The Colmore Building, Queensway, Birmingham

After the success of the previous Modern Litigation Trends Conference in 2017, and following on from the Manchester event in June, Acasta Europe and Sparkle Capital will be bringing the Modern Litigation Trends Conference back to Birmingham in September. The conference will include key note speaker Professor Dominic Regan who will be offering his yearly update and expertise in the litigation trends of 2018 heading into 2019. In partnership with the Birmingham Law Society, the half day conference will feature a panel of speakers, including Tets Ishikawa from Acasta Europe and Sparkle Capital and Seamus Kelly from Partners in Costs. They will also be joined by Paul Joseph from No5 Chambers, Gavin Hamilton from 3PB Chambers and the president of the Birmingham Law Society, James Turner. At the Manchester event, Professor Dominic Regan covered the more modern decisions, including PGF (2014) and THAKKAR (2017) and the pressure upon parties to address ADR, or else suffer the enormous costs consequences. Whilst providing an in-depth view of what we should be looking for and the potential dangers of the market, he stressed that we need to ensure that we continuously follow the reforms. Tets Ishikawa looked at the evolution of the institutional third-party litigation funding market to date and where the market may evolve in the next 10 years. Within that timeline, Tets analysed some of the components that define the priorities of a litigation funding company, the influx of institutional investor capital into the market looking for yield, diversification and uncorrelated assets, and the single most common criticism funders face in the market today. The Birmingham Modern Litigation Trends Conference 2018 will revisit all of the areas discussed at the 2017 event and the Manchester event, as well as the new challenges faced in litigation, along with specialist advice for the year ahead. To register your interest in the event, please contact Alternatively, you can book your place online through Birmingham Law Society.