Conference5RB update

If you or your colleagues have not yet registered, please be prompt. Few places remain as we near the capacity of the venue.

Register here for the conference

To all of you who have registered, thank you. Shortly, our conference organising team will be sending each registered delegate the list of workshops to enable you to choose your options.

Conference programme and speakers

8.30 – 9.20
Registration – Haslett

9.25 – 9.30
Welcome and introduction to the day – Kelvin Lecture Theatre – Justin Rushbrooke QC

9.30 – 10.00
Keynote Speech – Professor Rachael Mulheron QC (Hons)

10.00 – 10.50
First plenary session. Current privacy issues – Justin Rushbrooke QCWilliam Bennett QCJacob Dean and Hope Williams

10.50 – 11.20
Mid-morning break

11.20 – 12.10
Second plenary session. Current data protection issues – Aidan Eardley QCJonathan Scherbel-BallFelicity McMahon and Greg Callus

12.10 – 13.00
Third plenary session. Current defamation issues – Adrienne Page QCGodwin BusuttilRichard Munden and Lily Walker-Parr

13.00 – 14.30
Riverside Room, seated lunch

Afternoon workshops sessions: 2 sessions running concurrent workshops across breakout rooms (listed below programme)

14.30 – 15.45
Workshop Session 1

15.45 – 16.15
Afternoon tea/coffee

16.15 – 17.30
Workshop Session 2

Closing Session – Adrienne Page QC and Dr. Maggie Semple OBE QC (Hons)

18.00 +
Champagne reception in Riverside Room


Afternoon workshop choices:

A. From data breach to damages award – Jonathan Barnes QCVictoria Jolliffe and Dania Rifaat (Hiscox) – Data breach cases; Class actions; Damages awards

B. Reporting Restrictions and Contempt Update – Adam Wolanski QCGervase de Wilde and Gemma McNeil-Walsh

C. Injunction Update – Adam Speker QCClara Hamer – Harassment online; Issues in Persons Unknown cases; Cyber breach injunctions

D. Preliminary stages of a defamation claim – David HirstVictoria Simon-Shore and Ben Gallop – When to seek and oppose preliminary issue trials; When to apply to strike out claims and defences; Serious harm and financial loss; SLAPPs – what are they and what’s the issue?

E. How to establish a public interest defence – Kate Wilson and Luke Browne – Practical tips from recent cases including EconomouSerafinSicri and Lachaux

F. Media Regulation update including the Online Safety Bill – John Stables and Lily Walker-Parr– Regulatory developments; Current regulatory issues; Update on the Bill

G. Privacy in Practice – David SherborneJane Phillips and Ben Hamer – How to plead and run a privacy claim post ZXC/Sicri; Impact of other recent decisions, including Sussex.

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