PNLA London live Conference – “Financial Services & Group Litigation” – 20 March 2023

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125 Wood Street
London, City of London EC2V 7AW United Kingdom
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The PNLA is delighted that David Mcilroy of Forum Chambers has agreed to Chair this event whilst appearing as intervener for The Consumers Association in the Supreme Court in the landmark case about to change banking law and practice appealing Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318 (14 March 2022).

The event is hosted by Pennington Manches Cooper with Nicole Blakey as the PNLA London Representative.

The conference is aimed at helping professional negligence practitioners with a broad round up of law and practice in banking and financial services as a fast moving and potentially devastating minefield affecting every aspect of our personal and commercial lives.


Nicole Blakey PNLA London Representative - Penningtons Manches Cooper
David Mcilroy Chair - Forum Chambers
Michael Brown Penningtons Manches Cooper
Jamie Malloy Ignite
Ruhi Sethi-Smith Forum Chambers
Steve Cornmell Kroll
Jonathan Lester Forum Chambers
Daren Allen Shoosmiths
Dominic Tucker IDiscovery Solutions Ltd
Katy Manley President - PNLA

A drinks event will be held after the conference from 4.30 to 6pm for PNLA Members, Specialists, conference speakers and delegates by kind invitation of event sponsors  Jamie Molloy of Ignite and Dominic Tucker of iDiscovery Solutions

0900-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930–0935 PNLA Introduction
0935–0945 “Introduction” – Nicole Blakey – Penningtons Manches Cooper – PNLA London Representative

0945–1015 “Chairman’s Keynote Address” – David McIlroy – Head of Chambers – Forum Chambers/ Visiting Professor in Banking Law at Queen Mary, University of London

1015–1100 “Financial Services litigation – Opportunities and Elephant Traps” – Michael Brown – Partner – Pennington Manches Cooper

1100–1115 Refreshments
1115–1130 “ATE Insurance and Litigation Funding”– Jamie Molloy – Ignite


1130–1215 “Contract Damages and causation, hypothetical problems.”

– Ruhi Sethi-Smith – Forum Chambers

Ruhi Sethi-Smith

1215–1300 “The Forensic Accountant Expert’s Perspective” – Steve Cornmell – Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales- Managing Director, Testifying Expert –  Kroll


1300–1400 Lunch
1400–1445 “Getting out of the contract – penalties, undue influence, extortionate credit bargains and more”– Jonathan Lester – Forum Chambers

1445–1530 “Consumer Duty”– Daren Allen – Partner – Shoosmiths

1530–1540 Refreshments
1540–1610 “IDisclosure preservation, processing & authenticity” – Dominic Tucker – Associate Director – iDiscovery Solutions Ltd

1610–1625 Questions and discussion session and Chair’s closing remarks

1625–1630 Katy Manley – President – PNLA

Katy Manley

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