Commercial Litigation

A Practical Guide

June 1st


A Practical Guide to Commercial Litigation

June 1st

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Tim Edward

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£135+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

Commercial Dispute Resolution, including Commercial Litigation in the Courts, is a rapidly evolving practice area. The Court of Session established a Commercial Court as long ago as 1994 and most major Sheriff Courts have established their own commercial procedures. The procedures are fast track and involve pre action protocols and abbreviated pleadings. The procedures are case-managed and front-loaded. The Courts in Scotland if used appropriately are now well-adapted to swift and cost effective dispute resolution and Tim Edward, who has been practising in this area for over 25 years, will give an overview of how best the system might be used to give effective results for clients.

We shall cover:

  • The scope of commercial disputes and commercial litigation
  • The Commercial Court in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court – background and development
  • Pre-action Protocols
  • Treatment of Written Pleadings
  • Preliminary and Procedural Hearings
  • Motions and Debates
  • Preparing for Proof – witness statements; joint bundles; experts; settlement meetings
  • Conduct of Proof
  • Appeals
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Tim Edward, of Dentons, is a partner and a member of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, specialising in insolvency and company litigation with experience of handling large-scale commercial litigations.

    Tim is an accredited specialist in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland.