Forbes Retail Claims Seminar

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Friday 04 July 2014, Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

Forbes are delighted to announce that we have secured two distinguished barrister to present at this year's retail sector legal update seminar. Peter Morton of Crown Office Chambers will be talking about the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act and Andrew McNamara of Ropewalk Chambers will discuss interactions with the public including false imprisonment and wrongful arrest.

The event is free to attend and the programme is below.

Arrival and Refreshments

Opening Remarks
Siobhan Hardy - Partner, Forbes Solicitors

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
Peter Morton - Counsel, Crown Office Chambers
Almost a year on from the introduction of this Act Peter will look at the impact it has had on Employer Liability claims with specific focus on the retail sector

Fraud Update
Chris Booth - Partner, Forbes Solicitors
Chris will provide an update on fraud issues in the retail sector.


Legal Update
David Yates & David Pickford - Partner, Forbes Solicitors
David and David will provide commentary on some cases from the past year of particular interest to the retail sector.

MOJ Update
Siobhan Hardy - Partner, Forbes Solicitors
The MOJ reforms will be almost a year old and Siobhan will look at Claimant tactics and ways of dealing with them

Afternoon Break

Unlawful Detention/False Imprisonment and interactions with the public
Nigel McCloy - Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors & Andrew McNamara, Counsel, Ropewalk Chambers
Nigel and Andrew will look at recent case law covering interactions with the public with specific focus on allegations of false imprisonment or unlawful detention, defamation issues that can arise and use a case study from a recent trial win to look at the issues. They will also look at vicarious liability responsibilities when employees are dealing with members of the public.

4.30 Close

To book your place please contact Rachael Hull on 01254 222388 or email

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