Breakout sessions
Date & Time
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Markus Lang Victoria Wakefield QC David Mccahon Samantha Brown Simon Berger

A) Managing mental health issues within your legal team: The role of senior managers

This session will focus on the role that Heads of Legal and Practice Group Heads should play in increasing awareness of the first signs or symptoms of mental health issues and then proactively help affected colleagues and team members. With over one billion people said to be suffering from a mental health disorder worldwide, this problem cannot be ignored.  What measures can be taken to ensure appropriate support is given, to eradicate stigma and ensure that lawyers have the self-awareness and confidence to seek help where needed.

Breakout Moderator:

Markus Lang, Global Head of Wealth, Legal, Deutsche Bank


Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO, LawCare

David McCahon, Global Head of Commercial, Innovation and Technology Legal, Barclays

Samantha Brown, Head of Pensions, Herbert Smith Freehills

Simon Berger, Founder & CEO, IM2 Group

B) Payment & recovery of cost in banking litigation

  • Fixed costs recovery
  • Before the event and after the event insurance
  • Conditional fee agreements
  • Discounted additional fee agreements
  • Damages based agreements
Breakout Moderator:
Donald MacDonald, Consultant, Consilio

Ed Parkes, Partner, Harcus Parker
Ian Cunningham, CEO, Affiniti Finance
Sponsored by Consilio
C) AI, cloud and security are top prioritise shaping organisation for litigation readiness
The 3rd Annual OpenText survey of legal operations professionals highlights the growing impact data privacy regulations are having on the legal discover process. This roundtable discussion will focus on how today's corporate legal leaders are shaping IT strategy with an eye towards litigation-readiness and partnering with security teams on data breach response plans and their willingness to adopt new technologies. 
Simon Price, Vice President, OpenText
David Nichols, Director, OpenText
Sponsored by OpenText