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Dis­putes 101 - Introduction to Civil Lit­ig­a­tion

CMS Autumn webinar series

Past event
08 September 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 UTC +00:00

Welcome to the Disputes 101: CMS Autumn Webinar Series

This series will take place over 11 weeks, every Wednesday from 8 September – 1 December 2021 at 2-3pm. Partners and associates from CMS’ litigation & arbitration team will run through the key essentials on topics relevant to disputes, to help improve your understanding and bring you up to date on the fundamental aspects of the disputes process, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlements. 

From understanding how to better communicate in a contentious environment to exploring the possibilities of alternative dispute resolution and analysing the fundamentals of reputation management, these webinars are aimed at in-house lawyers and non-lawyers at all levels of experience, regardless of business or sector area. This year the series has been updated to include new sessions, including one dedicated to arbitration and an introduction to class actions and competition disputes.

8 September - Introduction to Civil Litigation

  • Summary of common causes of action / types of claim (e.g. breach of contract, breach of trust, breach of SPA warranty, shareholder disputes, etc.), possibility of criminal action (private prosecution)
  • The life cycle of a commercial dispute
  • Pre-action considerations (limitation, conduct, protocols)
  • Case management
  • Trial & judgment
  • Post judgment / costs
  • Appeals

15 September - Communicating in a Contentious Environment

22 - September - Introduction to Mediation and Settlement

29 September - Introduction to Arbitration

6 October - Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

13 October - Evidence

3 November - Enforcement

10 November - Reputation Management

17 November - Regulatory Action and Public Law Claims

24 November - Emergency Measures

1 December - Competition Disputes & Competition Class Actions

You can sign up for the webinars individually or the entire series by clicking on the registration button below.

  • 08 September


Portrait ofDan Tench
Dan Tench
Stefanie Day
Portrait ofCharlotte Edgar
Charlotte Edgar