Junior Litigators' Series Seminars

 

 

About the Junior Litigators' Series

 

The seminars in our Junior Litigators’ Series provide nuts-and-bolts overviews on topics of interest within our specialist areas of insolvency, commercial and real estate litigation. The series is designed for solicitors of up to 5 years’ PQE as well as trainees. Using their hands-on experience, our junior barristers will walk you through core points of practice and key cases to enhance your competence while you make valuable connections.

 

Sign up for the whole series, or select specific seminars based on your particular need. Benefit from the expertise of our members and share experiences with your peers at a post-seminar happy hour. 

 

 

 

Recent Seminars

 

If you would like to have our barristers conduct one of these seminars at your firm, please contact events@enterprisechambers.com

 

We will be happy to present this material to groups of 15 or more.

 

 

Signed, sealed, delivered: A workshop on the service of property notices.

 

Evie Barden and Claire Thompson took you through a series of problems to explore the potential potholes and hidden hazards for successful service of landlord and tenant notices. Whether you are acting for a landlord, tenant or office-holder administering an estate which includes tenanted property, Evie and Claire will highlight some recent developments in this area as well offering practical tips for getting it right

 

 

The collapse of Carillion.

 

Phillip Gale and James Davies looked at some of the key questions surrounding the descent of one of the country's biggest companies into compulsory liquidation. Why liquidation and not administration? What are special managers and when will the court appoint them?

 

 

When is enough, enough?: Res judicata and issue... 

 

Emma Read and David Peachey will guide you through topics such as the limits on re-litigating decided issues, the effect and conclusiveness of judicial decisions on non-parties, and what amounts to res judicata.

 

Emma Read

David Peachey

 

 

An Introduction to Shareholder Disputes 

 

This seminar provided an overview of recent developments in the law of proprietary estoppel. It included a round-up of recent case law on proprietary estoppel, focusing on both practical and theoretical matters and including consideration of the interaction between proprietary estoppel and the formalities required by s.2 Law ofProperty(Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989. 

 

Christopher Buckingham

Claire Thompson

 

 

 

The Pallant v Morgan equity: an introduction to joint ventures and commercial constructive trusts

 

James Davies and Phillip Gale examined when, how and why constructive trusts arise in the context of joint venture agreements for the purchase of property, with a focus on recent developments in light of Generator Developments LLP v Lidl UK GmbH [2016] EWHC 814 (Ch).

 

James Davies

Phillip Gale

 

 

An Introduction to Shareholder Disputes 

 

This seminar will provide an overview of disputes involving shareholders. Topics covered will include shareholder rights against directors under the Companies Act 2006, unfair prejudice petitions, derivative actions and members voluntary liquidation. 

 

Anna Linter
Louise Bowmaker

 

 

Insolvency Rules (2016), What you need to know to be ready

 

On 6 April 2017, the new Insolvency Rules 2016 will come in to force. In our March seminar, Evelyn Barden and Rowena Page will take you through what you need to know to be ready.

 

Evelyn Barden

Rowena Page

 

 

Implied Terms and Exclusion Clauses: Overview and recent Supreme Court decisions

Jennifer Meech and Madeline Dixon will examine two areas of contract law that are often misunderstood and have recently been considered by the Supreme Court Justices. The cases of Marks and Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd [2016] AC 742 and Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd [2016] UKSC 57 will be discussed as well as the areas more generally.

 

Madeline Dixon

Jennifer Meech

 

 

Penalty Clauses and Construction of Contracts: An Overview and Update on Supreme Court Decisions

Clients often ask ‘what does a contract mean?’ or ‘can we avoid harsh obligations?’ Two recent Supreme Court decisions Arnold v Britton [2015] UKSC 36  and Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Talal El Makdessi  [2015] UKSC 67 have considered those questions.  Jennifer and Maddie will take you through the Supreme Court's reasoning and the impact that it is likely to have on future cases.

 

Madeline Dixon

Jennifer Meech

 

 

Vulnerable Transactions in Insolvency

This seminar addresses two aspects of the law relating to vulnerable transactions in insolvency arising commonly in practice. Evie Barden discusses void transactions post-presentation of a winding up petition and what a court will require in order to validate such transactions. Phillip Gale approaches transactions at an under value from the particular angle of challenges to ancillary relief orders, where insolvent spouses may misuse the divorce process to give their assets to their family in an attempt to avoid creditors.

 

Evie Barden

Phillip Gale

 

 

Dodgy Directors and Mischievous Members: Dealing with Conflict in Company Meetings

Come and participate in a workshop designed to raise and explore issues regarding directors’ responsibilities, members’ participation, and what to do when it all gets messy. In this session we will discuss the legislation behind company meetings, as well as offering practical tips both on how to get the most out of a meeting, and on how to avoid antagonism during a meeting.

 

Rowena Page
David Peachey

 

 

Procedural Issues in Enforcement and Execution

Refresh your knowledge of procedure and examine steps which secured creditors and judgment creditors can take to enforce their rights. In this seminar Cristin Toman, Louise Bowmaker and Emma Read will focus on the practical and procedural steps which can be taken by claimants at the start of proceedings to improve the prospects of enforcement and by judgment and secured creditors seeking enforcement.  What steps can a claimant take at an early stage in proceedings to increase the realisations after judgment; what assets can a judgment or secured creditor have recourse to; what services can we offer to our clients to help them maximise recovery?

 

 

Cristin Toman
Louise Bowmaker
Emma Read

 

 

Going after Guarantors in Tenant Insolvency

Companies in financial difficulty will often struggle to pay their rent, causing their landlords to turn to any guarantors to pay up instead. But in a number of scenarios, which all litigators should know, this route will not work. Kavan Gunaratna and James Davies will guide you through the clash between contract law, property and insolvency principles to clarify when clients can go after guarantors and when they commonly cannot.

 

 

Kavan Gunaratna
James Davies