Events

 

New Square Chambers is the home of three annual flagship conferences: The Lewin Conference, The Three Books Conference, and The Hollington Conference. Additionally, our members are frequently invited to speak at conferences around the world, as well as delivering seminars and lectures to clients, both in person and remotely, across Chambers’ areas of expertise. 

Please contact our Practice Managers should you wish to arrange a seminar or lecture, whether from our existing menu or in relation to a bespoke topic.

Upcoming Events

02 Dec 2021

The talk will cover the basics of unjust enrichment claims, where they can and cannot be advanced and the nuances that can maximise their effectiveness (such as by accessing security interests).

Speakers:
James Saunders

07 Dec 2021

New Square Chambers will be hosting 4 sessions as part of our "How To..." winter seminar Pupillage programme. In the first two sessions, members of our Pupillage Committee, together with our current pupil and junior tenants, will be dispensing guidance on all elements of the pupillage application and interview process. In the New Year, we’ll be focussing on key oral advocacy skills (including how to transfer those skills to pupillage interviews) with two interactive sessions on mooting and debating. - 07/12/21 @ 17:00: “How to Apply for Pupillage” - 14/12/21 @ 17:00: “How to Interview for Pupillage” - 18/01/22 @ 17:00: “How to Moot” - 25/01/22 @ 17:00 : “How to Debate”. In-person places are strictly limited, but virtual attendance is equally welcomed. Book your place now by emailing events@newsquarechambers.co.uk.

Speakers:
Jessica Powers, Jeff Hardman, Will Hopkin, James Saunders, Laura Webster, Jian Jun (JJ) Liew & Millie Rai.

09 Dec 2021

🎄What better way to celebrate Christmas than with an update on all things clauses?🎄 Join James McKean for a review of the law of penalty clauses, onerous / unusual clauses, and incorporation of clauses following Blu-Sky Solutions Limited v Be Caring Limited [2021] EWHC (Comm), in which he appeared for the defendant.

Speakers:
James McKean

Past Events

Date
Title
Speakers
16 Nov 2021

The Property Litigation Association (PLA) present Justin Perring: Break clauses in commercial leases – pain relief!

Justin Perring hosts this webinar,discussing some of the issues encountered when drafting break clauses and when seeking to exercise them, and how the courts have dealt with disputes. Break clauses are a central feature of many commercial leases, and the pandemic has brought them into sharper focus. Although a useful tool, they remain a frequent source of dispute, with potentially severe consequences for the losing party.

Justin Perring

06 Oct 2021

10@12 Series: Negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to real property

Negligence and fraud are concepts which often arise in the context of dealings with property and land where representations have been made either as part of a “sales pitch” or in response to carefully drafted questions. Sometimes the representations are made by public authorities, agents or third parties. But yet as a Judge once said: “Words are more volatile than deeds. They travel fast and far afield. They are used without being expended and take effect in combination with innumerable facts and other words. Yet they are dangerous and can cause vast financial damage.” This short talk will aim to be a primer for dealing with such cases in a practical way.

Paul Wilmshurst

22 Sep 2021

Beddoe Applications: Practice, Pitfalls and Protection

Gathering together the collected wisdom of the editors of Lewin on Trusts and the recent caselaw concerning Beddoe applications and the protections which trustees should seek before issuing or defending proceedings. In particular, addressing: Claims against trust assets, such as proprietary estoppel or constructive trust claims; Cash-poor trusts and funding solutions for trustee; Tactical issues with parties and disclosure; Proceedings across several jurisdictions; and the effect of Beddoe relief in relation to trustees’ indemnities, and the burden of setting aside the court’s order

Aidan Briggs

24 Jun 2021

10@12 Webinar Series with James Davies and Justin Perring - Ensuring the effective compromise of Trusts and Estates

James Davies and Justin Perring will be looking at the practical steps and formalities required to turn an agreed settlement into a binding compromise. They will be looking at particular issues including the compromise of contentious probate disputes, approving settlements on behalf of protected parties, and the role of executors.

Justin Perring & James Davies

03 Jun 2021

The Three Books Conference

New Square Chambers is home to three of the leading texts for private client practitioners: Lewin on Trusts, Theobald on Wills and Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators & Probate. Chambers is delighted to reveal the full programme for The Three Books Conference to be held on 3rd June.

Alexander Learmonth QC
Nicholas Le Poidevin QC
Aidan Briggs
Guy Adams
James McKean

20 May 2021

The Public Rights Over Land Conference: Public Rights of Way, Commons and Village Greens

Chambers hosts its second Public Rights Over Land Conference by Webinar, chaired by George Laurence QC.

George Laurence Q.C
Guy Adams
Simon Adamyk
Raj Sahonte
Paul Wilmshurst
Edwin Simpson

13 May 2021

Webinar with James Saunders: Co-liability and Contribution – Liability for a co-trustee, director and executor

James Saunders

22 Apr 2021

Death, Domicile and the International Client

Mark Hubbard and Aidan Briggs

24 Mar 2021

Justin Perring Webinar Series: Freezing orders: tips for preparing for, responding to and managing the nuclear option

Justin Perring

19 Mar 2021

Simon Adamyk to speak at the Assets of Community Value Webinar hosted by MBL Learn Live

Simon Adamyk

18 Mar 2021

10@12 Webinar Series with Paul Wilmshurst & James Saunders - Informal dealings with land and property: 10 common issues

Paul Wilmshurst
James Saunders

11 Mar 2021

Charities Conference: Bringing together the latest developments in charities, across a range of practice areas.

William Hopkin
Alexander Learmonth
Jessica Powers
Raj Sahonte

25 Feb 2021

Chapter & Verse Webinar Series with Alexander Learmonth - Theobald on Trusts: Secret Wills

Alexander Learmonth QC

14 Jan 2021

Chapter and Verse Webinar Series with Aidan Briggs

Aidan Briggs

16 Dec 2020

Insolvency Law Winter Update

Jessica Powers
James Saunders

10 Dec 2020

10@12 Webinar Series: The 10 Pillars of Charity Law

William Hopkin