The Expert Panel: Managing Disputes

Complex business disputes can be long, expensive and emotional.

Join Keith Ruddock, former General Counsel of The Weir Group (and previously a lawyer with Shell for over 25 years), as he discusses with an expert panel what the best ways are for in-house counsel to manage disputes.

The series covers technical and non-technical topics, including how best to prepare and handle witnesses, who may be senior stakeholders within your business.

Keith is joined by an all-star cast consisting of Brian Perrott (Partner at HFW), Narinder Jhittay (Barrister at Maitland Chambers) and Elizabeth Montpetit (Managing Associate at Mishcon de Reya).

16:40Assessing The Claim
Keith Ruddock, Narinder Jhittay and Brian PerrottMaitland Chambers and HFW

Assessing The Claim

Keith kicks off the series with a panel discussion on assessing the merits of potential...

14:11Preparing Witnesses
Keith Ruddock and Elizabeth MontpetitMishcon de Reya

Preparing Witnesses

Where is the line between preparation and coaching? How can legal teams reduce the emotional...

16:15Privilege, Disclosure & Managing The Process
Keith Ruddock, Brian Perrott and Narinder JhittayHFW and Maitland Chambers

Privilege, Disclosure & Managing The Process

“You need to think well in advance of a dispute taking place: what systems do...

15:36To Mediate, Arbitrate or Litigate?
Keith Ruddock and Elizabeth MontpetitMishcon de Reya

To Mediate, Arbitrate or Litigate?

“Mediation isn’t a sign of weakness… It’s just good commercial sense.” Keith is joined by Elizabeth...

10:20Top Tips On How To Handle a Dispute
Keith Ruddock, Brian Perrott and Narinder JhittayHFW and Maitland Chambers

Top Tips On How To Handle a Dispute

“Take the emotion out of the process. It’s counter-productive.” How would three legal experts distil their...