Date: 17th September 2019
Time: 09:15 - 17:15
Law Society of Scotland
Atria One, 144 Morrison Street
CPD Hours: 5hours 30minutesThis conference will bring together a wide variety of litigation practitioners to cover many areas in commercial dispute resolution, and will explore the latest developments, rules and procedures in Scotland.
5.5 hours verifiable CPD
What could you learn now that will develop and expand your commercial dispute resolution practice?
With the pace of civil procedure reform increasing and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration taking place in Scotland in 2020, now is a timely opportunity for all commercial litigators in Scotland to learn about the latest developments in the courts and future court reforms and to explore alternative dispute resolution. We will welcome the Lord President to give the opening keynote covering an overview of the current Scottish commercial dispute landscape.
We will bring together a wide variety of litigation practitioners to cover many areas in commercial dispute resolution. Book now to join peers and colleagues to gain the latest update for 2019 and beyond.
Join us for a fantastic day in Edinburgh where we will discuss the future of commercial dispute resolution and will aim to address the following questions:
How is practice in the civil courts changing and what does the future hold for civil litigation in Scotland?
The Scottish Civil Justice Council and its Committees have been working hard on court reform.
How can your practice benefit now by adopting expertise and exploring the opportunities ICCA 2020 will bring?
We will explore the solicitor’s duty to understand and advise the best ways to resolve disputes, which must include latest knowledge and appraisal of different forms. We will explore alternative resolution forums and models; and the long-term commercial dispute innovations and practice development opportunities to be gained.
How is technology going to impact upon commercial dispute resolution practice?
We will examine how technology is going to change the way disputes are resolved, including a look at artificial intelligence solutions and other aids to the dispute and settlement processes.
By attending you will gain:
- Understanding of the latest developments, rules and procedure in the Scottish arena
- Knowledge of current civil procedure and reform workstreams
- Guidance on current trends in funding
- Insight on how to innovate and enhance your commercial dispute resolution practice
- Exploring the utilisation and practice of alternative forms of dispute resolution including practical guidance for those looking to expand their practice covering emerging forms of dispute resolution: update on Mediation, Expert Determination, Arbitration, Med-Arb, Arb-Med, RICS Conflict Avoidance Process
- Guidance on how your practice could benefit from the ICCA Congress coming to Scotland in 2020
- Brandon Malone (Chair), Solicitor Advocate and Chairman, The Scottish Arbitration Centre
- The Right Hon Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session
- John Mulholland, President, Law Society of Scotland
- Roddy Flinn, Legal Secretary to the Lord President
- Rachel M Grant, Regional Associate Director, Manolete Partners PLC
- Dharshini Prasad, Senior Associate, WilmerHale LLP, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee Member
- Lindy Patterson QC, 39 Essex Chambers
- Colin Hutton, Partner, CMS
- Naomi Pryde, Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation (Scotland), DWF LLP
- Tom McEntegart, Partner, TLT LLP
- Fiona Chute, Associate, Brodies
- Alun Thomas, Partner, Anderson Strathern
- Iain Rutherford, Partner, Brodies
- Kenneth Campbell QC, FCIArb, Advocate
- Jacqueline Harris, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
- Alan McMillan, Partner, Burness Paull LLP
- Iain G. Mitchell QC, Arnot Manderson Advocates
- James Jobling, Legal Expenses Insurance Development Manager, AmTrust Law