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Stable launch Commercial Law Practice Group

Arnot Commercial Law Group host successful launch CPD event and Drinks reception

9th May 2024


We are delighted to announce the success of the inaugural Arnot Manderson Commercial Law Seminar. Held on 9th May in the beautiful surroundings of Edinburgh’s historic Scotsman Hotel.  An array of respected delegates from some of the top Commercial teams in Scotland listened a conversation between Professor Claudio Michelon and Fergus Whyte dealing with the experience of giving expert evidence on foreign law in a Scottish court.  We are very grateful to Professor Michelon from the University of Edinburgh, for his interesting and amusing insights.

Attendees then heard from Iain Mitchell KC who covered Statutory Interpretation – a Science or an Art, exploring 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 whether we could ever see the day when statutes are interpreted algorithmically by Artificial Intelligence Systems.

The final speaker was Neil Morrison who gave a perspective on Loss of Chance Commercial Claims, discussing 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.

The event closed with a drinks reception in the Fettercairn Garden Suite.


Members of the profession interested in instructing any members of the Arnot Manderson Commercial Law Group can do so by contacting the Clerks here.

Arnot Manderson Advocates is one of Scotland’s leading stables in commercial law. The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners rate highly many of our members with this specialism. Instructions cover all aspects of commerce, banking, insolvency, insurance and construction. Our counsel regularly deal with claims arising from commercial contracts, joint ventures, partnerships and intellectual property disputes. Members’ expertise is also frequently sought in disputes relating to insolvency, unfair prejudice and other aspects of company law. Counsel make regular appearances in the Commercial Court and participate in arbitrations, expert determinations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.