All the events that chambers are running or to which we are collaborating are now gathered together on one "Events" page at http://www.hip.org.uk/events.htm.
The main one for the New Year will be a half day event on IP dispute resolution. We have three star speakers:
- Ignacio de Castro from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre who will speak on the arbitration, mediation and domain name dispute resolution services offered through the Centre;
- Sara Ludlam who has recently joined Keeble Hawson from industry will speak of industry's needs for cost-effective but still effective dispute resolution; and
- Felicity Brandwood or one of her staff from the NCC Escrow Service will speak on arbitration and ADR in escrow and other ICT disputes.
The event will take place at BPP Law School at Whitehall 2Whitehall Quays, Leeds, LS1 4HG between 14:00 and 17:45 on 10 May 2006. We should prefer not to have to charge but experience teaches us that solicitors only value things if they have to pay for it. We were all pretty disappointed by the fact that only half the people who said they were coming to hear Peter Hayward on 24 Nov actually turned up. It was a bit cold that day but then it was November. You can book through Jonathan Haines on JonathanHaines@bppls.com Tel +44 (0)845 6786868.