International Group Claims: Half Day Seminar

Date: 09/11/2018 CPD: 4 hours Cost: Free Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB

Group claims against companies and states in relation to human rights abuses allegedly carried out by state and private security forces, and in relation to environmental torts, whether current or historical, have become increasingly common in English courts. The issues raised by these claims are often complex, raising difficult questions of conflict of laws, tort, limitation, parent company liability, contribution and claims handling.

2TG’s barristers have been instructed on behalf of individuals, communities, governments and companies in many of the recent leading cases in this field, including the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation (Mau Mau), the Cyprus Emergency Litigation, African Minerals, Vedanta, Okpabi and Iraqi Civilians.

We would like to invite you to a half-day seminar with a series of talks which will cover topics that will be of interest to practitioners in this complex area, including:

– Litigation management: GLOs, test cases, and witness handling
– Human rights standards and their relevance to civil claims
– Anonymity and confidentiality
– Dealing with historical disclosure
– Parent company liability: jurisdiction and applicable law
– Limitation: date of knowledge and section 33 in historical claims
– Corporate responsibility for third parties: attribution, vicarious and accessory liability

Please feel free to pass this invitation to any colleagues to whom it may be of interest.

The handout from the seminar can be downloaded here.

Neil Moody QC
Charles Dougherty QC
Clare Brown
Niazi Fetto
Robert Cumming
Andrew Bershadski
Sam Stevens
Ruth Kennedy