Partner Simon Bushell is today speaking at the fifth annual Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit.
Simon will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Shots Across the Bows – Preliminary Skirmishes Sweep London’s Courts“. Recent years have seen English courts hearing increasing numbers of preliminary battles in commercial disputes, covering early remedies like injunctions, freezing orders and preliminary issues over jurisdiction issues. With the Supreme Court in April resetting the rules of choice of forum in Vedanta, the panel will assess the implications of the courts’ willingness to entertain early skirmishes. A debate covering the willingness of the courts to extend pre-emptive remedies, to assert jurisdiction and the upswing of judges pushing back in abuse of early remedy procedures.
Other panels will examine how data analytics are transforming disputes, global investigations, the legal and regulatory pitfalls in cross-border litigation, and reputation management.
The Summit is being held at The Brewery, London. Find out more about the Summit here.