Postponed - 'Civil costs and practice' seminar

QM Costs, in conjunction with national law firm Shoosmiths and Ben Williams QC, is hosting a free seminar on costs exposure for insurers and businesses.

The event, which takes place 3.30-5.30pm on 21 October at the University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square will be followed by a drinks reception. The event will provide an update on civil costs in practice under the post Jackson regime, including recent updates to the CPR and caselaw and offering practical advice in key areas that can have a significant impact on costs exposure.

Michael McGowan, Head of Technical at QM Costs, will be joined on the speaker panel by Paul Eccles, Head of Insurance at Shoosmiths and Ben Williams QC of 4 New Square.

The session will include best practice advice on costs budgeting, Part 36, sanctions and how to avoid the pitfalls of the new costs regime post Jackson. The seminar coincides with QM Costs announcing its new premises at Throgmorton Street in the City as part of its increased London focus, allowing QM Costs to better service their city based clients.

Tim Ryan, managing director of QM Costs, said: 'We're very pleased to be able to host this event in partnership with Shoosmiths.  Feedback from our clients shows that there are still many questions around litigation costs and this seminar will help to address these with practical advice on key elements of legal costs management.’

Shoosmiths Paul Eccles commented: ‘It is now more than two years since the reform of the civil justice system promised to boost efficiency and reduce litigation costs.  This seminar will explore the impact of how the introduction of budgeting requirements has worked in practice, Part 36 offers, sanctions, discuss common challenges and offer solutions to help overcome them.’

For more information or to reserve a place at the event please email Catherine Wong on or Tel: 0151 4754368

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