In 2023, the Technology and Construction Court will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary, including the period for which it was known as the Official Referees Court.
A number of events will be taking place across the jurisdiction of England and Wales to mark and celebrate this important milestone.
TECBAR are delighted to be associated with the Anniversary, and would ask you now to save the following dates:
Thursday 16 March – London: Inaugural evening seminar and reception – “From the Official Referees’ to the present day: the Technology and Construction Court as innovator”.
The speakers for the seminar will be:
- Lady Justice Carr DBE
- Lord Justice Coulson
- Sir Robert Akenhead
- Mrs Justice O’Farrell DBE
More information regarding this event can be found on the event flyer.
You can register for the event via the SCL website by following this link: https://www.scl.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1313.
Thursday 27 April – London: Evening seminar – ‘The evolution of technology litigation’
The speakers for the seminar will be:
- Mr Justice Peter Fraser
- Gill Hunt
- Professor Richard Susskind OBE
More information on this event can be found on the event flyer.
You can register for the event via the SCL website by following this link: https://www.scl.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1359.
Thursday 18 May – Bristol: Evening seminar and reception for South-West and Wales Circuit
Chair: Mrs Justice Nerys Jefford DBE, (TCC High Court Judge and Presiding Judge for Wales)
Panel 1: TCC past: innovations in judicial practice from the TCC
HHJ Jonathan Russen KC (Principal TCC Judge, Bristol), Andrew Kearney (39 Essex Chambers, London and St Johns Chambers, Bristol), Kate Howell (Senior Associate, Blake Morgan LLP, Cardiff)
Panel 2: TCC present: Zero, Zero, Ninety Six, Twenty Six. Hinkley Point C’s lottery numbers
Steve Ovenden (Head of Legal, Construction at EDF (UK)
Panel 3: TCC future: AI and the TCC
Other Speakers to be confirmed
Thursday 6 July – Birmingham: Evening seminar and reception for Midlands Circuit
Chair: Mr Justice Edward Pepperall, TCC High Court Judge and Presiding Judge for the Midlands
Topics and speakers:
- “Expert evidence in the TCC”, Gemma Beasley (Head of Dispute Resolution Services, RICS)
- “What’s good about the TCC”, Martino Giaquinto (Partner, Mills & Reeve, Birmingham)
- “The TCC and ADR”, Amrik Kandola (Commercial Mediator, former partner Eversheds, Birmingham)
- “The TCC outside London”, HH Frances Kirkham (former principal TCC Judge, Birmingham, Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator, Atkin Chambers, London)
- “The construction sector and the Midlands”, Andy Street (Mayor of the West Midlands)
Thursday 5 October – Manchester: The TCC 150 “Levelling Up” Moot
Chair: Mr Justice Timothy Fancourt, High Court Judge, Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine and Supervising Judge for the Business and Property Courts in the North.
Moot judge: Mr Justice David Waksman, TCC High Court Judge, former TCC Circuit Judge, Manchester.
Moot advocates: Local practitioners and 6th form students from Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.
Thursday 2 November – London: All-day Conference on ‘The future of construction law and dispute resolution’ followed by Reception and Gala Dinner
The speakers at the conference will include:
- Lord Justice Stuart-Smith
- Professor Renato Nazzini
- Lady Arden DBE
- Professor David Mosey
- Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls
- Mrs Justice Joanna Smith DBE
A full conference programme can be found on the event flyer. Registration for the conference will be announced soon.
Tickets for the Gala Dinner can be purchased via this link: https://www.scl.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1375.
Full details of the timings for the dinner available on the Gala Dinner flyer.
Further information regarding TCC150 events will be released in due course.
TCC150 is being organised in association with