David Casement QC
(Kings Chambers)

Andrew Grantham
(Kings Chambers)

Claire Bunbury
(St James's Chambers)

Sara Brett
PO Box 569
Bury, BL8 9JF
07776 339538


2014 Seminars

Please see below for our seminar programmes.

Joint BICBA/NCCBA Seminar – Wednesday 18 June 2014

***Please note change of venue to DWF Spinningfields and earlier start time of 5.30pm***

The next seminar in the NCCBA programme (joint with the British Irish Commercial Bar Association) is on Construction Law and Adjudication and is entitled " The Enforcement of Adjudicator's Decisions. "

It will be delivered by Mr Justice Weatherup who is the judge in charge of the Commercial List in Northern Ireland and responsible for most of the significant decisions in the adjudication field in Northern Ireland. While Northern Ireland tends to follow English decisions there are nevertheless some differences of emphasis which will be considered, not least in the response which is being given by Andrew Singer of Kings Chambers and also of the Northern Irish Bar. Andrew is also authorised to sit as a Recorder in the TCC. This talk will be video-linked between the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast and DWF’s offices in Spinningfields.

It promises to be an interesting and informative seminar in an area where the jurisprudence is significant and still evolving.

Venue: DWF LLP, 2 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HH

Time: 5.30pm start

This seminar is accredited by both the Bar Standards Board and the SRA and 1.5 hours CPD points are available for attendance.

Please reply to to reserve your place.

Note for Your Diaries

We are delighted to inform you that the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, will be speaking to the NCCBA on 22 January 2015. This will be a joint event with the Manchester Law Society and is bound to be one of the most impressive and important seminars which we have been involved with. The time and venue will be confirmed soon.


10 July 2014

CPR 3.8 and 3.9 and the Tripwires

Karen Troy of Exchange Chambers

11 September 2014

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

This seminar will take place in Manchester and Liverpool (Liverpool venue to be arranged). Manchester speakers - Louis Doyle of Kings Chambers and David Mohyuddin of Exchange Chambers. Liverpool speakers - Lisa Walmisley of Kings Chambers and Tom Gosling of Oriel Chambers

6 November 2014

Standard Terms and Conditions – Part 1. Battle of the Forms, Construction and Implied Terms.

Andrew Grantham of Kings Chambers and Laura D'Cruz of 9 St John Street Chambers

11 November 2014

Standard Terms and Conditions – Part 2. Exclusion clauses, entire agreement and non-realince clauses and escape routes.

Kelly Pennifer and Mark Harper of Kings Chambers


22 May 2014

Jackson 1 Year On

Speakers: Dr Mark Friston, Karen Troy and Jeff Lewis.

18 June 2014

Building and Construction Disputes

Speakers: Weatherup J and Andrew Singer

3 July 2014

Contempt of Court

Attorney General Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP

Venue - Civil Justice Centre

16 October 2014

Commercial Fraud & Civil Asset Preservation

Speakers to be confirmed. There will be a video link to other jurisdictions.

Date to be fixed

Conflicts of Law

Professor Briggs

A Reception for more than 200 people, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster and the local specialist Chancery, Mercantile, and TCC judges, together with the Northern Chancery and Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Associations, is to be held at the Civil Justice Centre, Manchester, with the aim of promoting links between the judiciary, local chancery/commercial practitioners and the business community in the North West.

Drinks and canapés will be served from 6.00-9.00pm on Thursday 16 April in the Atrium of the Civil Justice Centre, Bridge Street, Manchester.

Mark Cawson QC, Chairman of the Northern Chancery Bar Association said: “It is now 6 years since the Civil Justice Centre opened and there was a similar extremely successful event to celebrate the opening in March 2008. This provides a fantastic opportunity to bring together the judiciary and practitioners from our region and to remind local businesses and commerce that there is a wealth of talent and experience right here in the North West. There is really no need to take commercial work to London at all. It is good to see the CJC opening its doors to local practitioners and the business community in this way and I would encourage everyone to get a flavour for themselves of the high profile cases being dealt with in the CJC and to witness our down to earth, no-nonsense approach.” Invitations will be sent out shortly, but to register your interest please contact Sara Brett at

British Irish Commercial Law Forum – Manchester 2014

Please find attached the itinerary for the British Irish Commercial Law Forum, which this year is being held in Manchester on 03/04 April.

Please note that places are filling up quickly and the capacity is limited. To reserve your place or for more information please email

Click here for the 2014 British Irish Commercial Law Forum Itinerary.

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