Past Events

19/05/2022CLF Associates Spring Social 2022The Founders Arms
27/04/2022CLF Spring Reception 2022, sponsored by Harbour Litigation FundingCruise on the Thames
21/04/2022Herbert Smith Freehills-hosted dinner with Diamond sponsor Independent Economics & Finance LLP, CLF members and barristersHerbert Smith Freehills
29/03/2022Private CLF DinnerPiazza Italiana
23/03/2022Brown Rudnick-hosted dinner with Diamond sponsor Kain Knight, CLF members and barristersBrown Rudnick
08/12/20212021 CLF Reception with the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MPVirtual, Zoom
10/11/2021Online debate: "Funding access to justice and class actions: does access to justice need more than just pro bono?"Virtual, ON24
27/10/2021Intimate dinner with CLF members and sponsorsThe Ivy City Garden
26/10/2021Private dinner supporting the National Pro Bono CentreLord's Dining Club, in the iconic Long Room
07/10/2021CLF Associates - An evening with hostage and kidnap negotiation expert Suzanne WilliamsKingsley Napley
30/09/2021Private CLF DinnerIvy Club
18/05/2021The Last Online CLF Social!Virtual in Venice, Zoom
21/04/2021CLF Associates Spring SocialVirtual in Venice, Zoom
30/09/2020Leading Litigators Virtual Autumn Reception with Lord SumptionVirtual, Remo
26/03/2020Leading Litigators Reception with address from Lord ChancellorVirtual, Zoom
05/11/19LegalWeek Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum 2019The Waldorf Hilton,
17/09/19Moscow Event: discussion on Interim MeasuresEPAM Law Firm
18/06/19CLF Summer SocialWhite & Case, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Peters & Peters on behalf of the CLF committee at 34 Mayfair (Emin Room), London
24/04/19Moscow Event: discussion on Litigation CostsALRUD Law Firm
06/11/18Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum 2018The Waldorf Hilton, London
05/11/18Pre-Conference DinnerMari Vanna, London
16/10/18CLF DinnerWhite & Case, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Peters & Peters on behalf of the CLF committee at The Ivy, London
01/03/18Discussion Panel on the Disclosure Regime ProposalsSimmons & Simmons
02/11/17Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum 2017The Waldorf Hilton, London
29/06/17CLF Summer Dinner hosted by Advanced DiscoveryLondon
03/11/16Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum 2016.

Opening address by Head of the Commercial Court, Sir William Blair.
The Waldorf Hilton, London
22/09/16CLF NY Drinks Reception.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Blair (Judge in charge of the Commercial Court) discussing (in the company of invited New York judges) the introduction of the new Financial List in the High Court of England and Wales.
Brown Rudnick, New York Offices
14/07/16"Top Tips to appearing before the RDC" talk given by Tim Parkes (Chair of the Regulatory Decisions Committee at the FCA). Tim remains a member of the CLF.Arnold & Porter, Tower 42
10/12/15“Cost budgeting is inappropriate in complex cases” – Oxford style debate chaired by Lord Dyson (Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice)CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, London
05/11/15CLF and Legal Week “Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum”The Waldorf Hilton, London
20/11/14“Arbitration – a liar’s charter” - Oxford style debate chaired by the Hon. Mr Justice EderAllen & Overy LLP, London
28/05/14The inaugural CLF London Associates launch receptionThe Wine Tun
24/04/14The Second Meeting of the Moscow Commercial Litigators’ ForumWhite & Case
20/06/13The Inaugural Meeting of the Moscow Commercial Litigators’ ForumWhite & Case
02/05/13The London and New York Commercial Litigators Forum held a panel discussion on 'What impact will DBAs have on commercial litigation & funding?'
The Panel included:
Michael Napier CBE QC (Panel Chairman)
Leslie Perrin, Association of Litigation Funders
Rocco Pirozzolo, QBE Insurance
Hardeep Nahal, Member of the CJC's Expert Working Group
Nicholas Bacon QC
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Mitre House
160 Aldersgate Street
14/11/12CLF London and CLF New York joint panel discussion on "What makes a great litigator?"SJ Berwin
10 Queen Street Place
City of London
08/05/12CLF New York and CLF London joint panel discussion on the key differences between the English and US legal systems of interest to practitionersGoodwin Procter
NY Times Building
620 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
15/09/11The New York Commercial Litigators Forum panel discussion on "What Makes A Great Litigator"Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
15/06/11Commercial Litigators' Forum - Inhouse panel discussion on BriberyWragge & Co
17/03/11Commercial Litigators' Forum - Litigating in the 21st CenturySlaughter & May
17/11/10The Launch of the New York Commercial Litigators ForumWhite & Case
13/07/09Commercial Litigators' Forum and the CLLS Litigation Committee, Jackson Review - a chance to provide feedback and discuss issues of interest for commercial litigators.Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
26/01/09The Commercial Litigators' Forum, COMBAR and the London Solicitors Litigation Association presented:
The Aikens Report on Supercases and the Future of Commercial Litigation - an opportunity to raise questions and provide feedback
Herbert Smith
24/09/08The time for contingency fees has arrived: a debate covering litigation funding and access to justiceFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
24/04/08The Charity Event Somerset House Reception 6:30pm - 9:00 April 2008.
A high profile reception hosted by the CLF with the Attorney General.
Sommerset House, London
25/02/08An informal discussion and social group for leading commercial and city litigation practices (London)Allen & Overy
02/05/07Streamlining the litigation process: getting back in touch with the needs of the partiesWhite & Case LLP
06/07/06Conflicts of Interest: the rules of engagementMayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP
06/05/06Charity Welcome Event Somerset House Reception hosted by the CLF for the International Bar Association, with Cherie Booth QCSomerset House
27/02/06Litigation v Arbitration DebateAshurst
25/10/05Costs - time for a change?
(Lord Justice Brooke, Chief Masater Hurst and Leading Practitioners)
Baker & McKenzie
07/03/05Collins J/Smith JNorton Rose
22/11/04Hollander QC/Passmore/TrustSimmons & Simmons
12/10/04Judges (Lord Phillips MR / Lord Hoffmann / Anthony Scrivener QC)Lovells
12/02/04Expert Evidence (Lord Justice Jacob)Richards Butler
01/09/03Question Time (Neuberger / Langley J)Allen & Overy
12/06/03International Commercial ArbitrationBaker & McKenzie
07/05/03Drinks for Lord Mayor/Commercial Court Judges (Mr Justice Coleman)Herbert Smith
26/03/03Pro bonoFreshfields
23/01/03AdvocacyTravers Smith Braithwaite
09/12/02Reception for QB and Chancery mastersNabarro Nathanson
07/11/02Mediation Linklaters