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October 2020
London, UK

Securities Litigation Conference

Hear from the experts who act in some of the most high profile and significant securities litigation cases

Our high profile panel of speakers are at the forefront of innovation in this new and fast developing area of law


The amount of securities litigation being pursued through the courts of England and Wales has increased significantly in the past few years. Headline cases, including the RBS Rights Issue Litigation, the Tesco Litigation and the Lloyds/HBOS Litigation, have been closely followed for developments in the law and procedure affecting securities claims. However, significant uncertainties in the law in this area remain.

The event covers all of the biggest topics of concern to senior practitioners involved in avoiding, preparing for, bringing and defending securities litigation in the UK. The conference will offer an open and balanced discussion from leading experts representing the key stakeholders in securities litigation including specialist solicitors and barristers from both claimant and defendant perspective, in-house counsel for asset managers and issuers, collective redress funders and quantum experts. The most pressing challenges affecting securities litigation will be examined in interactive panel discussion held under Chatham House Rule

What to expect
  • This conference will take a comprehensive look at the challenges faced by the industry and allow you to obtain expert knowledge on how to tackle these challenges

  • The entire conference will be held under Chatham House Rule, allowing for an open and balanced discussion

  • A diverse and balanced speaking faculty of experts representing both the claimant and defendant side

Who will you hear from?

A mix of specialist solicitors/counsel from the claimant and defendant side, in-house counsel from claimant institutions and defendant institutions, funders and experts. 

To avoid lecture style presentations and ensure that the content is practical and thought provoking all sessions will be panel based. Speakers will be encouraged to express their views through structured questioning by the moderators with the aim of fostering debate, interactive dialogue and audience participation.

What topics will we address?
  • S90 prospectus claims & S90A claims
  • GLOs

  • Organising and structuring claimant groups

  • European comparisons/jurisprudence

  • Funding of securities litigation

  • Statutory v common law remedies for securities claims


Kirsten Massey, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills James Norris-Jones, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb

Developed in consultation with leading barristers from 3VB

Peter de Verneuil Smith, 3 Verulam Buildings - “One to watch…a highly intelligent practitioner and a strong advocate”. As a senior junior Peter is often lead counsel in high profile matters at present a £300m claim against Tesco arising from the 2015 accounting scandal and was one of the team which achieved a settlement of the Prospectus claim against RBS.

Andrew Onslow QC, 3 Verulam Buildings - “A highly accomplished commercial and banking silk”, “a first-class advocate who can get to grips with the thorniest of issues”. He has acted in some of the weightiest and most high-profile cases in the English Courts – Most notably The RBS Rights Issue Litigation (the first major claim under FSMA s.90)

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