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Serle Court Remote Events Programme 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Serle Court is committed to continuing to provide high-quality Business Development services to our clients and contacts. Our BD team is working closely with members of chambers and the Senior Clerks to deliver a range of bespoke remote events to firms and their teams. We can deliver different marketing formats from podcasts to roundtable discussions.

Topics which have been covered so far this year include:

Private Client Series

  • Electronic Signatures on Wills
  • Success Fees in 1975 Act Claims
  • Disclosure and Privilege and Waiver in a Trusts Context: drawing on the Dawson-Damer Litigation
  • Jurisdiction Clauses in Trust Deeds
  • Trustee Exoneration Clauses: Sofer v Swiss Independent Trustees 
  • Estates, LPAs & Deputyship during COVID 19 Podcast
  • Section 27 Personal Representatives and conflict of interest

Offshore Series 

  • Onshore attacks on Offshore Trusts
  • Sham Trusts: trustees intention and motive and establishing sham
  • Anti-Bartlett provisions
  • Insolvent Trusts
  • Partner rights to information
  • A Question of Privilege: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing 
  • Braganza: commercial discretionary decision-making
  • Grand View v Wong: The substratum fallacy 

Commercial and Civil Fraud Series

  • Getting through the Part 6 Gateway: Service our of the Jurisdiction 
  • Setting aside Arbitration Awards for Fraud
  • Civil practitioners utilising concurrent criminal investigations and proceedings when pursuing fraud claims 
  • Glenn v Watson: committal proceedings as part of the enforcement mechanism
  • Black Swan injunctions
  • English Civil Jurisdiction post-Brexit 

Company and Insolvency Series

  • Directors' Duties
  • Price and Prejudice: Share Valuation in the context of s.994 Petitions 
  • “Friendly” winding up petitions and costs and winding-up petitions
  • Wrongful trading and Fraudulent trading –  looking at how the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

Intellectual Property and IT Series

  • 'Look-a-likes' (both sides of the debate)
  • Securing Jurisdiction over Foreign Defendants
  • Unusual Trade Marks (e.g. a bottle in the shape of a human skull)
  • The Perils of Goodwill
  • Erasure levels for confidential information destruction
  • The Dangers of Settlement Agreements
  • Estoppel issues in invalidity proceedings
  • Honest Concurrent Use
  • Targeting and revocation: proving use in the jurisdiction
  • Breach of Confidence (including employee inventions and post-termination delivery-up clauses)
  • Open Source Software: Infringement Proceedings 
  • Ownership Issues
  • Remedies: recent case-law update
  • Deletion of Documents
  • Co-existence agreements
  • IP and Competition Law

Competition Law and State Aid Series

  • Competition Law in Challenging Time: response of the UK and EU Competition Regulators to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • State Aid in Challenging Times
  • State Aid Update: a forward look to the UK’s subsidy control regime: Differences with WTO rules and interaction with trade deals

Practical Property Litigation in our first Covid winter - view the programme here

  • Lease renewals – practical issues arising in the current crisis
  • "Whither the High Street” – Steps which our High Street clients can take to stop their property interests withering
  • Pitfalls for the unwary in the new R & S Hearings in Possession Claims
  • Forfeiture and possession

Please get in touch with our Business Development Manager, Charlotte Davidson, if you would like to arrange a bespoke remote session to your team. 

We look forward to hearing from you.