Commercial Court Autumn Seminars 2020 – 7 October and 17 November

The Commercial Court is organising a series of autumn seminars. A seminar on arbitration will be held on 7 October 2020, followed by a seminar on State Immunity on 17 November. A further seminar on contractual interpretation is to be held in early December. Further details will be provided in due course

Commercial Court 125 seminar: 7 September 2020

The Commercial Court, as part of the celebration of the Court’s 125th Anniversary, will be presenting its first virtual seminar in collaboration with London International Disputes Week on 7 September 2020 from 1400-1730.

The seminar: “Year 126 and onwards: planning for the future of London’s Commercial Court” will reflect on key issues for the Court’s future: the lessons from the recent use of remote hearings, and new developments in both the Disclosure Pilot and the approach to witness statements. The event will be chaired by Lord Justice Flaux, Supervising Lord Justice for the Commercial Court, and each panel will include one of the Court’s judges as well as experts from the bar, solicitors, clients and academia.

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Annual Combar Lecture 2020

Combar is delighted to announce that Lord Hamblen JSC has kindly agreed to give its annual lecture for 2020, to be given on 13 October 2020.  The title of the lecture is: “The Commercial Court – past, present and future”.

The annual lecture will take place at Gray’s Inn Hall starting at 5.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a glass of wine.