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IMF Bentham welcomes Sir Rupert Jackson to Hong Kong

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Australasia: Marella Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer | +61 2 8223 3567 | [email protected]      
Hong Kong
: Cheng-Yee Khong, Associate Investment Manager | +852 2293 2308 | [email protected]

HONG KONG (22 June 2018) – IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) (IMF Bentham) is delighted to welcome one of England’s leading legal minds who will be visiting Hong Kong in September 2018.

Sir Rupert Jackson, appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal in 2008 and formerly of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, will be speaking at an exclusive twilight event hosted by IMF Bentham in Hong Kong on 20 September 2018 at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

An eminent jurist and astute legal mind, Sir Rupert will discuss the efficient case management of litigation and arbitration proceedings, touching on several key themes from his ground-breaking reforms to civil procedure in the UK - such as the supervisory role to be played by courts and tribunals, proportionality, cost budgeting and flexible funding arrangements.

Sir Rupert undertook a fundamental review of the costs of civil justice in 2009.    His innovative Review of Civil Litigation Costs, also known as the Jackson reforms, was published in 2010 and comprised a coherent package of interlocking reforms designed to reduce litigation costs and to promote access to justice at proportionate cost.  Sir Rupert published a supplemental report in 2017 with respect to fixed recoverable costs.

Since retiring from the Bench in March 2018, Sir Rupert practises as an international arbitrator in the UK and globally.

For journalists interested in attending this exclusive event, the details are as follows:

Date                 20 September 2018
Time                 5.30 to 7:30pm
Venue               Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Sai Kung Room
Contact            Cheng-Yee Khong
                         Associate Investment Manager
                         Email: [email protected]
                         Phone: +852 2293 2308

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