NEWS

2012-2017
2017
December

  • At the Lawworks (Solicitors Pro Bono Group) annual awards held at the Law Society Mike Napier QC receives the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono ‘ Award, presented by the Solicitor-General, Robert Buckland QC MP > View more
November

  • Mike Napier QC attends as a delegate in Doha the Forum on the Rule of Law convened by the Qatar Commercial Court and Centre For the Resolution of Commercial Disputes
October

  • Mike Napier QC attends the conference in Sydney of the International Bar Association as an Officer on the Alternative Business and Professional Practice Section
May

  • At the Modern Claims Awards 2017 Mike Napier receives the Lifetime Achievement Award > View more
February

  • Michael Napier becomes a member of the Institute of Directors
  • Michael Napier is appointed an Officer of the International Bar Association Committee on Alternative and New Law Business Structures
  • 2016
November

  • Mike Napier chairs the White Paper clinical negligence conference on Arguing consent and candour in clinical negligence cases.’ > View more
October

  • As a Non Executive Director at Harbour Litigation Funding Ltd, Mike Napier introduces Lord Justice Briggs, the Deputy Head of Civil Justice, who delivered the annual Harbour Lecture at Gray’s Inn Hall. > View more
  • Mike Napier chairs a panel session at the 20th anniversary conference of the Expert Witness Institute under the title ’20 years of impartiality: issues of the day and how expert evidence has changed over the past’ > View more
June

  • Mike Napier chairs and moderates the 4th Modern Law conference “The UK Legal Powerhouse” at Manchester United’s Old Trafford conference centre > View more
March

  • Michael Napier QC chairs the White Paper conference on “Costs, Jackson, LASPO; Shaping the Rules into solution focused advice for costs lawyers and litigators“ > View more
  • 2015
November

  • Mike Napier QC chairs and moderates in Leeds a conference of regulators, practitioners and consumers: “Meet the Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel and Legal Ombudsman” in conjunction with Leeds Law Society > View more
  • In his last week as the Attorney General’s pro bono envoy Mike Napier QC attended/chaired/spoke at the following events in National Pro Bono Week (2–9 November)
  • Monday: At the launch of pro bono week by the Attorney General Mike chaired a panel “Is Regulation Killing Pro Bono?” with panel members from the Legal Services Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and the standards board of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives > View more
  • Monday: At a “spark” talks from front line pro bono lawyers hosted by Freshfields Mike spoke at the end of the session > View more
  • Tuesday: Mike attended a breakfast reception at the National Pro Bono Centre where he is a trustee
  • Wednesday: Mike attended and spoke at a seminar hosted by DLA Piper on surveying pro bono > View more
  • Thursday : Mike attended a reception at the Law Society to mark his retirement as the Attorney General’s pro bono envoy
  • Friday: Mike chaired a panel session on international pro bono and ROLEUK (rule of law) hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner > View more
October

  • Mike Napier QC chairs the White Paper conference on clinical negligence > View more
  • Mike Napier QC chairs the Question Time panel “To litigate or not to litigate” at the conference of the Commercial Court Users Association > View more
September

  • Mike Napier QC is interviewed by Armstrong Watson Law Magazine on the current legal landscape > View more
  • At the Expert Witness Institute conference 2015 Mike Napier QC chairs the first session “Experts and the Rule of Law: Was Runnymede 1215 the first hot tub?” > View more
July

  • Mike Napier Co-Chairs (with Lord Gold) the Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar on Innovation in the Legal Services Market > View more
May

  • Writing in the Spring issue of the Expert Witness Institute Newsletter Michael Napier contributes an article: “Pro Bono Publico: Why free advice is not the sole province of the lawyers” > View more
April

  • Michael Napier chairs the second White Paper conference on recent developments in the law of costs > View more
  • Writing in “PI Focus” Michael Napier contributes to the 25th Anniversary of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers with his article ” The Wind of Change” outlining how the funding of PI claims has evolved > View more
March

  • Michael Napier QC chairs the Modern Law Conference “Managing Change in Changing Times” > View more
  • Michael Napier QC chairs the annual White Paper Conference on Advanced Costs > View more
February

  • Michael Napier QC, writing in the Modern Law Magazine Practice Management Supplement answers the question “Why Should Managers of Legal Businesses Support Pro Bono?” > View more
  • 2014
December

  • Michael Napier concludes his 13 year term as a Trustee member of the Thalidomide Trust
November

  • Michael Napier QC was a member of the panel discussion chaired by Professor Dame Hazel Genn at the Civil Justice Council Third National Forum on Access to Justice for Litigants in Person
  • Michael Napier QC (as the Attorney-General’s pro bono envoy) was heavily involved in National Pro Bono Week, 3rd -7 November > View more
October

  • At the Annual Convention of the National Advisory Committee of the Thalidomide Trust Michael Napier QC delivers a retirement speech reflecting on his thirteen years as a trustee
  • In the Court of appeal Michael Napier QC delivers a valedictory speech on behalf of the Law Society on the retirement of Lord Justice Maurice Kay
September

  • At the Expert Witness Institute conference Michael Napier QC chairs a panel session with Mr Justice Ramsey and Mr Justice Coulson on “A view from the Bench” > View more
  • Michael Napier is interviewed about consultancy by Modern Law Magazine > View more
July

  • Michael Napier QC is interviewed in the consultancy section of the Modern Law Yearbook > View more
April

  • Michael Napier chairs the Modern Law Conference “Legal Services: Evolution or Revolution?” > View more
March

  • Michael Napier chairs (twice) the White Paper conference on Costs > View more
February

  • At the Legal Business Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel,Michael Napier presents to Vodafone lawyers the In House Team of the Year award sponsored by Harbour Litigation Funding > View more
  • Appointed as a Non-Executive Director to Harbour Litigation Funding
  • 2013
December

  • Michael Napier QC is interviewed by Modern Law Magazine on alternative business structures and private equity investment in law firms. > View more
November

  • Michael Napier QC receives the “Lifetime Achievement” award at the 2013 Personal Injury Awards, jointly with his former partner Rodger Pannone reflecting their time together in the law firm Pannone Napier > View more
  • Michael Napier QC chairs the Practical Law Company’s round table discussion “Jackson in Practice – join the debate” on the post Jackson costs and funding reforms
  • Michael Napier QC delivers a lecture to Cambridge University law students on “ Who wants to be a (pro bono) lawyer?”
  • Michael Napier QC attends the UCL Judicial Insitute “Chatham House “ symposium on “Justice after Jackson”
  • Michael Napier QC attends the Lord Mayor of London’s Annual address at the Mansion House for the launch of the Lord Mayor’s appeal 2014 of which he is an appeal ambassador
  • Michael Napier QC addresses Manchester University law students on ‘Who wants to be a (pro bono) lawyer’
  • Michael Napier QC chairs a Question Time panel debate in Portcullis House, Westminster on ‘Pro Bono: What, Why, Where?’ at the launch of National Pro Bono Week 2013
October

  • Michael Napier QC attends the 2013 European Pro Bono Forum in Warsaw and speaks on ‘Joined up Pro Bono’
September

  • Michael Napier QC chairs the panel of judges at the Modern Law Awards at the Dorchester Hotel and presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Richard Susskind > View more
July

  • Michael receives University of Manchester Outstanding Alumnus Award 2013 > View more
May

  • Michael Napier QC chairs annual Butterworth /Lexis Nexis conference on maximising opportunities in litigation funding > View more
  • Michael Napier addresses the Romney Street Group at the Athenaeum Club on “Let’s Kill All the Lawyers – or should we invest in them? The Changing Face of the Legal Services market” > View more
  • Michael Napier chairs the inaugural Harbour Litigation Funding lecture at Gray’s Inn by Lord Neuberger > View more
  • Michael chairs and moderates the Modern Law Conference “ABS one year on – the new frontiers” > View more
  • Michael Napier QC chairs London and New York Commercial Litigators Forum seminar on Damages Based Agreements > View more
April

  • Michael Napier appointed Non – Executive Chairman of Harbour Litigation Funding Ltd > View more
  • Mike Napier podcast for Practical Law Company on the Damages Based Regulations 2013 > View more
  • Michael appointed as a member of the Risk and Ethics Advisory Committee to the Board of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Sweden. (World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring))
March

  • Michael Napier chairs White Paper conference on Costs,Fees and funding > View more
  • Chair of workshop debate at Gray’s Inn on Damages Based Agreements and the new costs landscape > View more
February

  • Michael Napier QC presentation to Leeds Law Society: “Law: Profession or Business? Survival of the Fittest” > View more
  • Michael Napier chairs conference on reform of Litigation Funding and Fees > View more
  • 2012
December

  • Michael Napier chairs a high level panel discussion on the Rule of Law at symposium of the Qatar Law Forum on the visit of the Attorney – General of Qatar to the Mansion House, London > View more
November

  • Attorney-Generals’ pro bono week reception for MPs in the house of the Speaker of the House of Commons
  • Addresses senior students at Loughborough High School on “A career in the Law”
  • Chairs debate “Is something better than nothing?” at launch of National Pro Bono Week > View more
  • Attends launch of Lawworks research on pro bono by law firms
  • Addresses students at University of East London on “Pro bono and clinical legal education”
  • Addresses Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) conference in Manchester on “Funding the claim: what are the client’s options?”
  • Gives address to Student Lawyers conference in Manchester as conclusion to National Pro Bono Week
  • Gives interview on Alternative Business Structures published in Modern Law Magazine > View more
  • Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) from the College of Law > View more
October

  • Quoted in Law Society Gazette article on pro bono > View more
  • Attends Reception at Lancaster House to celebrate the work of the Personal Services Unit (PSU)
  • Speaks in Hong Kong on third party funding at the Asian ADR Conference and attends the opening of new premises of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre > View more
  • Quoted in Litigation Funding magazine about Government decision to scrap plans for a Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme View > View more
September

  • Appointed as a consultant to Harbour Litigation Funding > View more
July

  • Chairs Civil Justice Council working group report to Ministry of Justice on Damages Based Agreements (contingency fees) > View more
June

  • Delivers keynote address to annual conference of the Association for the victims of medical accidents (AvMA) on “Access to Justice for the victims of medical accidents: keeping the doors open” > View more
  • Speaks on Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) at Legal Week Strategic Law conference in Dublin > View more
May

  • Retires from Irwin Mitchell after 40 years (30 as senior partner) at reception in Gray’s Inn Hall > View more
  • Interviewed in Claims Magazine “I’ve followed my nose” > View more
  • Chairs panel on “Equal access to the law” at the Qatar G lobal Forum on the Rule of Law > View more
  • Speaks on ABSs at International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference in London > View more
  • Chairs Lexis Nexis conference “Maximising Opportunities in Litigation Funding 2012” > View more
  • Delivers paper “Legal Claims “at WHO conference on” Causality Assessment in an evolving pharmacological landscape” at the Uppsala drug monitoring research centre Sweden > View more

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