Commercial Law Network litigation week 15- 19 November 2021  

Following upon the success of last year’s inaugural Commercial Law Network litigation week, we are delighted to confirm this year’s sessions

This is a week long series of one-hour online webinars focusing on the issues that most affect litigation lawyers and their clients.  We have a fantastic line up of experts, making the series a must for lawyers involved at all stages of disputes.

Monday 15th November: 10.00 – 11.00
Gathering Evidence – Protecting Your Client
In recent times we have seen an increase in corporate disputes where our clients need to preserve electronic evidence. This can relate to any kind of dispute from employment to family. Frances Ennis, Head of Litigation and Regulation at Bellwether Green, will discuss current trends.  Vijay Rathour, Partner and Head of Digital Forensics and Golnaz Bahador-Bakhtiari, Head of Engagement Management, both of Grant Thornton, will talk us through how seemingly lost evidence can be recovered, for example, through mobile phones, laptops etc.

Tuesday 16th November: 10.00 – 11.00
Property Disputes – Ask the Expert
Andrew Paul, Forensic Architect and Expert Witness at Sense Studio, will provide invaluable insight into his experience as an expert witness in contentious matters. Head of Real Estate at Bellwether Green, John Bingham, will update attendees on his own experience of property disputes.

Wednesday 17th November: 10.00 – 11.00
Contract Law Round-Up

Frances Ennis, Head of Litigation and Regulation at Bellwether Green, will cover the latest cases informing drafting requirements and trends and how litigators should deal with contractual disputes.

Thursday 18th November: 10.00 – 11.15
Asset Management and Debt Recovery – Where Are We Now?

Twelve months on from our previous session on this topic at the height of the Covid-19  crisis our panel of expert speakers will update attendees on what practitioners need to know about debt recovery in Covid times.  Bellwether Green Head of Asset Management and Debt Recovery, Julie Rankin, will be joined by Kenneth Gillies of Stirling Park, Sheriff Officers and Shona Campbell, Head of Business Recovery and Insolvency at Henderson Loggie.

Friday 19th November: 10.00- 11.00 and 11.15-12.15
Advocacy Masterclass
Our Commercial Law Network Litigation Week 2021 will again culminate in our extended “Advocacy Masterclass”.  Roddy McIlvride QC, of Terra Firma Chambers will speak on oral advocacy in the Court of Session. Ewen Brown, Advocate, of Terra Firma Chambers will speak on written pleadings. Frances Ennis, Head of Litigation and Regulation at Bellwether Green will Chair and discuss her own experience and top tips for solicitors conducting virtual advocacy. 

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