A Conversation on Costs: The Summer Tour

Each year I undertake a number of seminars entitled A Conversation on Costs, usually at the offices of solicitors who instruct me, or would like to instruct me. It is a chance, in an informal question and answer session to discuss some of the burning issues of the day in costs and litigation funding.

There are still a few slots on my summer tour available. If you would be interested in me coming to your firm by all means pick up the phone for a chat (0115) 947 2581 or email on andrewhogan@ropewalk.co.uk

On another note I would be interested in developing this website: both in terms of its appearance and content and would welcome some feedback.

For some time I have been pondering refreshing the design, though I have a great fondness for this blog theme. Any suggestions for further topics to include in the content will be read with interest if you care to send them to me at andrewhogan@ropewalk.co.uk

At the current time an average of 1500 people a week visit this blog according to my measurements looking for a wide variety of information and brought here by various search terms entered into Google.

A small percentage of the searches which bring the reader to my website are along the lines of  “What happens if I don’t pay my solicitor?”.

The answer to the latter can only sensibly be “Bad things. Very bad things can happen indeed.”

Seminars and lectures

Each year, I give a number of seminars to the profession.

I speak at the Ropewalk Chambers Personal Injury conference in March of each year, dealing with matters particularly pertinent to my colleagues who practise in that field.

I also speak from time to time to the ACL, usually in London.

I also each year undertake a series of talks entitled “A conversation on costs”, where I come to solicitors/lawyers offices to undertake a discursive and interactive seminar on current issues in costs, or indeed any matters of concern in relation to costs and litigation funding.

Another series of talks entitled “A question time on costs” involves me assembling a panel of barristers with an interest in costs, to answer questions submitted in advance and on the day, on any issue pertinent to costs and litigation funding. In 2016, events were held both in Manchester and in chambers in Nottingham.

I have also drafted a number of seminars, which for a reasonable fee plus travelling expenses I can deliver to your firm.

Titles in the series so far include “Solicitors and retainers”, “Costs for commercial lawyers” and “Solicitor-own client assessments: a survival guide”.

My most recent lecture, delivered in London this month, was “Litigation funding in international arbitrations after Essar v Norscot“.