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 Sep 2022

In the February 2022 update of their Cryptoassets Manual, HM Revenue & Customs examined borrowing and lending of cryptoassets, in particular with the use of Decentralised Finance (‘DeFi’) protocols. This new virtual classroom seminar will examine the operation of DeFi systems, with examples of some of the most important of them, and the methodology and application of HMRC in applying tax legislation to them. It will also discuss the operation of non-fungible tokens (‘NFTs’) and the principles to be applied in their taxation.

Speakers:
Leigh Sagar

27 Oct 2022

The new HMRC Cryptoassets Manual on the taxation of on cryptocurrencies requires a sound understanding of the creation and operation of these assets. This live broadcast session describes the operation and nature of these new representations of value and discusses the new guidance. It is aimed at private client professionals and financial advisors interested in the tax aspects of cryptoassets (it will not cover regulatory aspects).

Speakers:
Leigh Sagar

08 Nov 2022

The new HMRC Cryptoassets Manual on the taxation of on cryptocurrencies requires a sound understanding of the creation and operation of these assets. This new half day course describes the operation and nature of these new representations of value and discusses the new guidance. It is aimed at private client professionals and financial advisors interested in the tax aspects of cryptoassets (it will not cover regulatory aspects).

Speakers:
Leigh Sagar

10 Nov 2022

It is necessary to understand the fundamentals of how cryptoassets are transmitted and their proprietary nature, particularly with the operations of smart contracts and modern institutions like decentralised autonomous organisations. During this half day course, you will discover HMRC’s approach to transactions involving cryptoassets. You will also learn about the process of identifying the assets in a crypto estate and how to plan for them, using trusts and wills. In addition, you will acquire an understanding of the basics of crypto investment, including the new decentralised finance initiatives.

Speakers:
Leigh Sagar

09 Dec 2022

Estate planning with digital assets generally involves being able to identify them and to have an understanding about their administration. It is necessary to understand the fundamentals of how cryptoassets are transmitted and their proprietary nature, particularly with the operations of smart contracts and modern institutions like decentralised autonomous organisations. During this new virtual classroom seminar, you will discover HMRC’s approach to transactions involving cryptoassets. You will also learn about the process of identifying the assets in a crypto estate and how to plan for them, using trusts and wills. In addition, you will acquire an understanding of the basics of crypto investment, including the new decentralised finance initiatives.

Speakers:
Leigh Sagar

Past Events

Date
Title
Speakers
01 Jun 2022

Digital Assets Seminar - Tales from the Crypt(o)

New Square Chambers and Hugh James were delighted to host a seminar on Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets in the heart of the City at The Gherkin. The seminar covered a range of topics including: - An introduction to Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets - Digital Assets in the context of private wealth planning and advice - The Terra Luna crash - Panel discussion and Q&As

Leigh Sagar
Aidan Briggs

05 May 2022

Lewin Conference 2022

New Square Chambers is home to Lewin on Trusts. Since our last live conference in 2019, the 20th edition has been published, and is celebrated as the leading publication on Trusts by the UK's most revered academics and practitioners.

Guest: Robert MacRae, Deputy Baliff of Jersey
Nicholas Le Poidevin Q.C
Lynton Tucker
Mark Hubbard
William Hopkin
Sarah Egan
James Saunders

27 Apr 2022

Charities Conference 2022

New Square Chambers would like to invite you to our '2022 Charities Conference'. We will cover the latest developments in the law affecting charities and provide expert analysis on this year's issues.

Alexander Learmonth Q.C
Leigh Sagar
Stephen Schaw Miller
William Hopkin
Aidan Briggs

10 Mar 2022

The Origins and Evolution of Charity Law - Will Hopkin

Will Hopkin reflects on the colourful and surprising evolution of charity law and procedure, starting with the Tudors and ending with the seminal judgments of the early 1800's. At the same time, he explains how judicial fashions and changes in society, in that period, have shaped the law of charities in 2022.

Will Hopkin

03 Feb 2022

'Tort of Bribery'

Jian Jun (JJ) Liew will cover the lesser know tort of bribery, which has significantly expanded in scope in recent years, and how the tort can be used in commercial litigation.

Jian Jun Liew

02 Feb 2022

Property and probate for cohabiting couples

The session will cover the following - The TR1, the declaration of trust, rectification/recission and negligence claims for conveyancers; The rights of unmarried partners during lifetime- the limited scope of Stack v Dowden in joint proprietor cases -v- Oxley v Hiscock in single proprietor cases & equitable accounting; The lack of rights for unmarried couples post death & unfavourable tax treatment; Cohabitee Inheritance Act claims - qualifying relationships; quantum, the balancing of claims (children, spouses, etc) & a summary of recent case law; An interactive case study.

Alexander Learmonth QC
Aidan Briggs
James Saunders
Michelle Rose (VWV)
Emily Roskilly (VWV)

09 Dec 2021

'Santa Clauses' - A seasonal webinar on clauses in commercial agreements

🎄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.

James McKean

07 Dec 2021

"How To..." Pupillage Seminar Programme

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.

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

02 Dec 2021

The last in our 10@12 series for 2021: THE USE AND ABUSE OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT.

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).

James Saunders

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