Manchester half day conference



Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019

Venue: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

Speakers: The tentative line-up of speakers is as follows:

Desmond Browne QC, Jonathan Barnes, Godwin Busuttil, Christina Michalos, Adam Speker, Victoria Jolliffe, Ben Hamer and Connor Lattimer of Control Risks.

Registration & lunch (private tours will run concurrently)

12.00 -1.30

Welcome and introduction to the day 

Desmond Browne QC

1.30 – 1.35

Defamation update – Recent case discussions Economou, Smith v Doyle on Section 4, Lachaux (if decision handed down by Supreme Court) plus procedural and practical issues over early meaning trials.

Desmond Browne QC, Christina Michalos, Victoria Jolliffe

1.35 – 2.20

Privacy and data protection update  – Including Google Right to be Forgotten, Morrisons and Sir Cliff Richard cases.

Desmond Browne QC, Jonathan Barnes, Godwin Busuttil

2.20 – 3.20

Afternoon tea/coffee break

3.20 – 3.40

Case study – How to cope with a data breach

Adam Speker, Ben Hamer and Connor Lattimer of Control Risks

3.40 – 4.40

Final Q&A

4.40 – 5.00

5.00 + Drinks & canapes​

Reception in Gallery 1private tours

17.00 – 19.00



The programme is subject to change.