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WS Commercial Contracts Conference

The impact of recent case law on commercial contracts

In association with the Hastie Stable

Thursday 5 March 900am to 100pm

Signet Library, Edinburgh

In collaboration with the Hastie Stable, the WS Society will host a morning conference on Commercial Contracts on 5 March 2015, chaired by Michael Howlin QC. The conference will delve into the impact of recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Session, in the context of advising parties to Scottish commercial contracts. The focus will be practical consequences of the fast evolving body of case law. The course is designed for commercial litigators, corporate and commercial solicitors in private practice and in-house counsel.

Speakers
Michael Howlin QC (Conference chair)
Gavin MacColl (Hastie Stable)
Alan McMillan (Head of Property Litigation, Burness Paull)
David McLean (Hastie Stable)

Sessions
Interpretation of contracts – an analysis of Grove Investments Limited v Cape Building Products Ltd 2014

Damages for breach of contract in commercial actions

Drafting issues – common pitfalls including unfair contract terms and exclusion clauses

Repudiatory breach of contract – Societe Generale v Geys in the Supreme Court and the Soccer Savings case in the Court of Session.