Private Enforcement of Competition Law - Seminar, Thursday 1st February

For many years the European Commission and the CMA have encouraged the use of competition law by private parties to bring their own cases in the courts; e.g., for interdicts or damages an unfair concerted practices or abuse of a dominant position.  But there are barriers to such use.  The main obstacle is costs.  Characteristically defenders have deeper pockets than possible pursuers.  The seminar explores possible solutions.  Michael Upton will speak about the law and procedure, Frances Sim about funding options, as follows:-
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
• Grounds for actions & remedies
• Costs & liability caps
• Group actions
• Law in action: cases

•  How third party funding works in practice
•  A case study
•  Benefits to the client and legal team
•  Likely costs

Michael’s knowledge of the topic goes back to specializing in it for his Master’s at the E.U.’s University at Florence; Frances’ experience is seven years of funding cases in the U.K. market.

Tickets are available here:

Private Enforcement of Competition Law Tickets, Thu 1 Feb 2024 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

Steven Walker KC to speak at the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) “International ADR Week 2022” with the most excited topic that you are looking for “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic”. 

The webinar is entitled “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” and will feature Steven Walker QC of Themis Advocates.

14th July 2022 at 10:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7 Thailand time)

Please register from this link here



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Employment Law Conference

Friday 24th May 2024

The Royal Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Themis Advocates are delighted to invite you to attend our Employment Law Conference on Friday 24th May at the Radisson Blu, High Street, Edinburgh from 1pm-5pm.  The event is free to attend, open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals and you will be accredited 3 hours CPD.


1300 hrs – Registration & Refreshments

1330 hrsKaterina SteinCase Law Update

1415 hrs – Catherine MacColl – Venturing beyond the contract – the quest for the true agreement in employment relationships

1500 hrs – Refreshment Break

1520 hrsDavid James – Whistleblowing Update

1600 hrsTim Haddow Free Speech and the Workplace

1645 hrs – Conclusion

1700 hrs – Drinks & Canapés to which all attendees are invited

To book your place please register here: