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Commercial Practice Group Launch 9th May

9th May 2024

Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh,

AM Advocates launch new Commercial Practice Group with free CPD Seminar and Drinks Reception.

Arnot Manderson’s Commercial Law Group are pleased to invite members of the profession to (their first) free CPD Seminar at the Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh on the 9th May 2024.

The event programme is:

2:40pm               Registration – Tea & Coffee

3:00pm               Welcome and Introduction from event chair Iain Mitchell KC

3:05pm               The approach to and the experience of giving expert evidence on foreign law in a Scottish court – a conversation between Professor Claudio Michelon and Fergus Whyte, Advocate.

3:35pm               Iain Mitchell KC – Statutory Interpretation – a Science or an Art? – The principles of statutory interpretation are well known and long established, but what may matter more in any given case is not what the principles are, but how the courts apply them.  This talk explores the very different approaches taken by the Sheriff Court and Sheriff Appeal Court on the one hand, and the Inner House on the other in the recent case of King v Black Horse [2024] CSIH 3, to the interpretation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and discusses whether we could ever see the day when statutes are interpreted algorithmically by Artificial Intelligence Systems.

4:05pm               Neil Morrison, Advocate – Winning the What-ifs: Loss of Chance Commercial Claims.  The key elements of a loss of chance claim will be explored and discussed: Duty of care, Burden of proof, Causation, Evaluation of loss of chance and a review of recent loss of chance case law including Centenary 6 Limited v TLT LLP

4:35pm                Question and Answer session

4:50pm                Closing remarks

5:00pm                Drinks Reception in the The Fettercairn Garden Suite

The event will count for 2 hours CPD.

To book a place click HERE

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