On Tuesday 22 May, Stewarts is co-hosting the In-House Counsel Litigation Conference, in conjunction with the International In-House Counsel Journal (IICJ).

The day will focus on the hot topics of litigation, from group litigation to managing data, and from creating value from litigation to adverse cost and reputational risks.

The conference is designed for in-house counsel with significant responsibilities for contentious matters. The panels of experts will discuss such topics as:

The view from the court

The view from the court is given by the conference chair, Former Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Honourable Lord Clarke.

Managing complex disputes: where to start?

  • Identifying goals; scoping the project; developing a strategy
  • Forum(s): constraints, choices, and implications
  • Team selection and management
  • Expectation management: reporting in an evolving landscape
  • The enforcement dimension

Group litigation

  • Existing mechanisms in the UK courts
  • Increased efficiency but reduced control?
  • Adverse costs risk and reputational issues
  • Level of engagement required from in house counsel

Managing data in litigation

  • Managing large volumes – cutting through the forest
  • Expectations (management, court / tribunal, regulators)
  • Pitfalls for the unwary


  • The privilege problem
  • Managing multiple regulators
  • The follow-on claim dimension
  • Updating the compliance programme: when and how?


Three panels will also cover:

  • Preserving and creating value through a proactive litigation strategy
  • De-risking litigation spend
  • Reputational risk & opportunity.


And finally, we will have a panel on Brexit. After all, what conference worth its salt doesn’t have a Brexit session?

The Brexit Update panel will discuss the impact of Brexit on cross border disputes. It will be chaired by  Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, former judge of the EU Court of First Instance and President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He is joined by Hugh Mercer QC, Chair of the Bar Council Brexit Working Group, and Martin Howe QC, Chairman of Lawyers for Britain.


Please click here for the full agenda including confirmed speakers.


To register to attend the conference, please click here.


Join in the conversation on the day on twitter using the hashtag #Litigation18.



You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Commercial Litigation pages.

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Media contact: Lydia Buckingham, Senior Marketing Executive, +44 (0) 20 7822 8134, lbuckingham@stewartslaw.com

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