Past Events & Handouts

Search Orders-from 3 perspectives


A presentation from Jane Colston, a Partner at Brown Rudnick LLP; Phil Beckett, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice in London; and Dipti Hunter, Regulatory and Commercial Disputes Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
This presentation focuses on dealing with search orders and doorstep delivery up orders from the perspectives of claimants, defendants and supervising solicitors and the practical questions that arise before, during and after the execution of a search order from a digital perspective including:

  • The drafting of the order to ensure you maximise the recovery of relevant data;
  • Using technology to identify missing data and devices and therefore evidence possible contempt of the order;
  • Ensuring that the subsequent analysis of recovered data utilises intelligent technology and search methodologies so the “golden nuggets” are found and cost effectively; and
  • The practical issues that can arise during a search re imaging large volumes of data and preservation and investigation of digital evidence.

Speakers: Jane Colston, Phil Beckett, Dipti Hunter.

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  The F Word and Mediation


A presentation from Andrew Hildebrand, mediator, on how fraud, breach of duty and injunction claims can be mediated. Andrew shared his top tips for achieving a successful outcome on such thorny cases where issues to be resolved include insurance coverage and risk of criminal, regulatory or committal proceedings.

Speaker: Andrew Hildebrand

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calendarjanWhen is Financial Market Trading Criminal?


A Seminar by Red Lion Chambers & TV Edwards LLP. Presentations by Antony Shaw QC (“Common Law offences and markets”); Allison Clare (“Internal Investigations – Subsequent Use During Criminal Proceedings”); Gillian Jones (“Practical Difficulties in Prosecuting and Defending in Trader Fraud Cases”); and Max Baines (“Differences in approach between the SFO & the FCA”).

Speakers: Antony Shaw QC (LIBOR 2 (Defence)); Allison Clare (R v Adoboli); Gillian Jones (LIBOR 2 (Prosecution)); and Max Baines (R v Mustafa & Ors, the FCA’s Largest Insider Trading Prosecution)

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calendarjanCommercial Fraud: Recent Developments in the Offshore World


A presentation by lawyers from Carey Olsen providing an update on recent developments in the offshore world on issues relevant to commercial fraud: (i) Offshore freezing and disclosure orders; (ii) Recognition of foreign receivership appointments; (iii) Forum issues in offshore company disputes.

Speakers:Nicolas Journeaux, Karen Le Cras, Richard Holden and Richard Brown of Carey Olsen.

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A presentation on the emerging threat of cybercrime and the regulatory response to it.

Speakers: Ben Johnson and Sam Millar of DLA Piper LLP.

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22The privatisation of criminal law and its impact on civil fraud claims

Description: A presentation on the following topics:

  • What are private prosecutions and when are they best used?
  • Can we privatise criminal litigation? Why are companies and high net worth individuals choosing not to reporting crimes to the police or the State prosecutor?
  • How does a private criminal prosecution run in tandem with civil fraud proceedings?

Speakers: Kate McMahon of Edmonds Marshall McMahon.

calendarClaims against banks in the context of fraud after Jeremy D Stone Consultants Ltd & Anr v. National Westminster Bank Plc & Or

Description: Richard’s and Nicholas’ talk on claims against banks in the context of fraud will include discussion of the following case in which they were involved on opposing sides: Jeremy D Consultants Ltd & Anr v National Westminster Bank Plc & Ors [2013] EWHC 208 (Ch), a case involving the victims of a very substantial Ponzi scheme, claiming against the defendants in dishonest assistance, conspiracy, deceit and unjust enrichment. The case concluded in a 4-week trial.

Speakers: Richard Mott of One Essex Court and Nicholas Medcroft of Wilberforce Chambers.

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Stone Rolls (the sequel)


Description: A re-examination of the ex turpi causa principle following the Supreme Court’s decision in Jetivia SA and Anor v Bilta (UK) Limited and Ors.

Speaker: Christopher Parker QC

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calenjdarThree Recent Developments in Fraud


Description: (i) changes to the Brussels Regulation (due to take effect in mid January); (ii) Norwich Pharmacal orders in support of overseas proceedings; and (iii) fortification of cross undertakings in damages.

Speakers: Peter de Verneuil Smith, Jonathan David.

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calenndarBalloon Debate


Speakers: Charles Samek QC, Rebecca Stubbs QC and Edmund King.


calenjdar copySupreme Court case of FHR European Ventures v Mankarious, relating to the remedy arising from the giving of bribes.


Speakers: Talk given by Matthew Collings and Richard Morgan, and moderated by Mona Vaswani and Robert Hunter.

calendarb copyRecent Developments in the Law of Contempt


Description:Current trends in use of contempt proceedings,covering the following topics: (i)Penalties being imposed by the High Court, (ii)Is it worth it? (iii)The risks of using contempt proceedings

Speakers: Paul Lowestein QC and Jane Colston, Brown Rudnick.

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