This is your final reminder about a free panel discussion by experts in contract drafting. The title of the discussion is: Dysfunction in Contract Drafting: Are the Courts, Law Firms and In-House Legal Departments Stuck in a Rut?
The discussion will be held next Tuesday, 8 November, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in the Great Hall, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London. It will be followed by a drinks reception, courtesy of Thomson Reuters.
IP Draughts will be moderating the discussion. The panel members are:
Ken Adams, known to many readers of this blog as the author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (3rd edn, American Bar Association), and a teacher of contract drafting. He will already be in London to give his Drafting Clearer Contracts course on 7 November.
Sir Julian Flaux, a former judge-in-charge of the Commercial Court in London. It was recently announced that he has been promoted to the Court of Appeal. Before becoming a judge, he was a barrister who practised at the Commercial Bar, specialising in disputes involving insurance and reinsurance, shipping, and international trade.
Kate Gibbons, a longstanding partner at the leading UK law firm, Clifford Chance, a specialist in banking and capital markets, and the firm’s Global Knowledge partner, where she has responsibilities in the fields of contract drafting and training. She also has management responsibilities as a member of the firm’s Executive Operations Group.
Kristin McFetridge, Chief Counsel at British Telecom, who manages a team that drafts and advises on standard commercial contracts for BT’s global, wholesale, and small-to-medium-enterprises business divisions. Kristin is a dual-qualified New York attorney and English solicitor. She is currently in charge of a programme to redraft all standard contacts of these divisions so they’re clearer, better address customer needs, and reflect a balanced approach to risk.
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If you have registered for the event and will be attending, IP Draughts looks forward to seeing you there.
If you have registered and will not be attending, please un-register as we have a waiting list of people who would like to come. UCL’s experience is that perhaps 25% of people who register don’t turn up, hence the above request for un-registering if you know you can’t make it.
If you have not registered and would like to attend, it may still be possible to attend, please sign up for the waiting list. Book here.
If you have not registered and cannot attend, but would like to see the event, it will be live-streamed on the internet at the following address: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/live/contract-drafting-dysfunction
If you have any questions that you would like to put to the panel, or would like IP Draughts to put to the panel, please let him know via firstname.lastname@example.org