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1 - 2 February 2018
The Grand Hotel Reykjavík,
Reykjavík, Iceland

Knect365 and ConTrA present: Trusts in Litigation

The only conference to look at the pervasive nature of trusts bringing together experts in trust litigation, civil fraud, insolvency and family.

Trusts in Litigation conference highlights

The Concept

ConTrA (the network for Contentious Trusts Associates and junior counsel) has teamed up with Knect365 to deliver a new, fresh look at the world of trusts in litigation. 

This conference proudly supports the future leading lights in Trust Litigation with a new and exciting speaker line up focusing on the next generation of Partners and new and future QCs. Whilst maintaining a mix of senior speakers and delegates, the rising stars of the industry are being given a platform to speak and an opportunity to network in the plentiful social activities on offer. 

What Will We be Covering?

Trusts are prevalent in many areas of law and issues relating to them can arise in numerous scenarios. This conference will discuss contentious trusts proceedings as well as the interaction of trusts with other areas including:

  • Civil Fraud
  • Matrimonial
  • Insolvency
  •  Real Estate

Pairing trust practitioners with experts in these fields for unique and enlightening discussions. 

Social Calendar for the Event

31st Jan - 6.30 - 8pm - Welcome Drinks at the Conference Hotel

1st Feb - Drink from 6.30-8pm at the conference hotel before being collected to go on the Northern Lights tour (return approx 11pm)

2nd Feb - Golden Circle  from 2-7pm  

for more information please contact rosie.graham@informa.com

Dress code for the conference - business casual - wear a suit or trousers and a shirt - whatever you prefer. For all social activties please wear casual clothes and wrap up warm for the tours with snow friendly footwear!

The Concept

The aim of the conference is to create an affordable event which offers a new speaker line up, supporting both the new generation of partners and QCs, as well as having the usual mix of senior partners and advisers. Very few, if any, conferences engage the junior partners and Associates and we believe it is essential to both support and develop this demographic as they both have a huge say in the way litigation is progressed as well as ensuring good relationships are maintained and created early on in an individual’s personal career journey. 

The conference will cover Trust litigation as well as taking a wider view of where trusts interact with other areas, such as civil fraud, insolvency, real estate and matrimonial work. This will allow attendees to mix with both trust litigators and a range of different other specialists.

The conference format will be not only informative but fun and we encourage solicitors and counsel of all levels to attend.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - War Stories – What are Judges seeing in the Courts?

Firms Already Registered to Attend Include:

Irwin Mitchell

Mishcon de Reya

Farrer & Co

Boodle Hatfield

Baker & McKenzie

Mourant Ozannes

5 Stone Buildings

Anthony Gold Solicitors


Bircham Dyson Bell

Payne Hicks Beach

Collas Crill

Maitland Chambers

Howard Kennedy

Paget-Brown Chambers

Barlow Robbins

XXIV Old Buildings

Charles Russell Speechlys

Wedlake Bell

Dickinson Gleeson

Kinglsey Napley 



Wilberforce Chambers

Harcus Sinclair

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Summit Trust

Delegate Places Include a Northern Lights Tour Kindly Sponsored by Bedell Cristin

Spouse Packages will be available

Unique Interactive Format

Day 1 - Plenary Sessions
  • Everyone will be given a chance to get to know each other in a day of plenary panels and presentations.
  • Presentations will cover the pervasive nature of trusts including a focus on the 4 key themes mentioned above
Day 2 - Interactive Sessions and Workshops
  • 4 quick fire talks given by a diverse range of speakers including experts in civil fraud, insolvency, real estate and data protection and hacking 
  • Choice of 2 workshop options.
  • Followed by lunch and an afternoon of activities (spouse packages will be available). 
Workshop Options

Option 1

Is there any Trust in Divorce?

Chaired by Simon Goldring, Senior Associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Option 2

How to behave in a mediation

Chaired by Richard Manyon, Partner, Payne Hicks Beach

The Golden CIrcle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour includes a tour to see:

  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir, erupting hot spring
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon (people can swim if they want or if not they can go to the café there or walk into the pretty town nearby we will be here an hour before departing back)

To include access to the Northern Lights Tour and the Golden Circle Tour

Why should I attend?

Why Should I attend?

Northern Lights Tour Sponsor

Drinks Reception Sponsor