Commercial Litigation Conference 2013

15 February 2013

Daniel Lewis, Sara Ibrahim, Helen Pugh, Rowan Pennington-Benton and Alexander Halban have been invited to speak at the forthcoming Commercial Litigation Conference 2013 at the School for African and Oriental Studies on Wednesday 27th March 2013.

The conference is a two-day event, held as part of the Solicitors Group’s Law 2013 exhibition of conferences and networking events in London (visit their website here for more information).

The following topics will be discussed (in chronological order):

Disputes over non-compete clauses - Sara Ibrahim
09:30 - 10:30am<

  • Restraint of trade versus acting in good faith – an overview
  • Common problems
    • Garden leave
    • Team Moves
  • Injunctions and other interim remedies

Injunctions in Commercial Litigation - Alexander Halban 12:45 - 13:45

  • Interim injunctions
  • Freezing injunctions
  • Procedure and practice for injunction applications
  • The duty of full frank disclosure
  • Evidence in support of injunctions

Aspects of Civil Fraud and Debt Recovery Litigation: Enforcement of Judgments and Preservation of Assets - Rowan Pennington-Benton and Daniel Lewis
13:45 - 14:45

  • 1st session, Rowan Pennington-Benton
    • Recognition and enforcement of UK judgments abroad
    • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment in UK courts
    • Practical examples of recognition and enforcement
  • 2nd session, Daniel Lewis
    • Freezing injunctions – worldwide freezing injunctions and issues that arise
    • Freezing injunctions – in the UK in support of foreign proceedings
    • Particular issues that arise with offshore companies (for instance, Jersey or BVI companies)

Domestic Sale and Supply of goods cases - Helen Pugh
15:00 -16:00

  • Domestic sale and supply of goods cases
    • Recap on the key provisions with a focus on business purchases not consumer purchases (unless asked otherwise), namely implied terms & passing of property
    • Difference sale & supply of goods
    • Working examples
    • Update on caselaw
  • Supply of services
    • Recap on the key provisions
    • Working examples
    • Update on caselaw
  • Professional negligence
    • Overlap with the law on the supply of services
    • Working examples
    • Update on caselaw

Fraud claims in insolvency context - Daniel Lewis
16:00 - 17:00


  • Accessory liability
  • Directors' dishonesty
  • 3rd party payments
  • Conspiracy and dishonesty assistance
  • Knowing receipt