15 June, 2020

Ampersand Advocates launches ‘Bitesized’ webinar series

Ampersand Bitesized from Nick MacAndrew - Conflicts in witness evidence: how does the court decide?During this period of social distancing and restrictions on group gatherings and in recognition of the changes to the ways in which practitioners are keeping up-to-date with current trends in legal practice, Ampersand is launching a series of easy to digest ‘bitesized’ webinars. Keeping in mind that time is short as we all balance working from home with our personal lives, these webinars are designed to be short, snappy and less of a commitment for busy professionals than traditional seminars.

With a set of 60 experienced advocates, our bitesized live offerings, each of which will last up to 30 minutes, will cover a range of areas of law and legal practice, with time for Q&A.

We will offer these live as well as ‘on-demand’ via our website afterwards.

We can also host in-house events and would be happy to discuss requirements.

Our first LIVE webinar is this Friday, listed below, so register on the appropriate links grab your favourite beverage and snack, sit back and listen…

Nick McAndrew – Conflicts in witness evidence: how does the court decide?

19th June, 12 noon

The outcome of a litigation will often depend on how the court decides upon a disputed factual issue. This talk considers the ‘he said, she said’ scenario, and the tools available to a judge when deciding who to believe. A firm understanding of these tools assists in: (i) the effective investigation and preparation of a case; and (ii) advising with greater clarity on the prospects of success.

There will be reference to the principles relating to credibility and reliability of witness evidence, how they have been applied in recent Scottish cases, and suggested guidance on case preparation with the principles in mind.

Register here.

Nick will call as an Advocate on 26th June, having previously been a solicitor for five years with a large Scottish law firm. As a solicitor, he advised on a broad range of disputes involved in the construction sector and developed expertise across dispute resolution forums (including the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, Adjudication and Arbitration). We look forward to welcoming Nick to Ampersand.

To register for any of our webinars view Ampersand Bitesized Webinars on the Webinars section of the Ampersand website here.

To discuss any in-house requirements for webinars tailored to the requirements of your organisation or team, please contact Alan Moffat or another member of the clerking team.

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