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Welcome to Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation and disputes podcasts.

LitCast is available on our legal insights channel (available on SpotifyiTunes and Google Podcasts).

LitCast - Litigation training 

This series has been designed to assist legal teams or businesses with limited litigation resource or experience navigate the litigation process. Our aim is to help anyone who is either facing or considering bringing a claim in the UK to better understand the key points from the outset.

For further information about the podcast series please contact your usual Eversheds Sutherland contact or Jennifer Miles

Series one

The first series of podcasts will focus on key considerations at the beginning of a dispute, in what is known as the ‘pre-action’ stage, before a claim is served. The four episodes discuss a different aspect of the pre-action process.

Episode 1: Internal considerations at the outset of a dispute

Episode 1 - Internal considerations at the outset of a dispute

  • First notice of dispute – fact find exercise
  • Is there an agreement? Obtain copies, check notice provisions
  • Document retention

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Episode 2: The start of the dispute: key external steps

Episode 2 - The start of the dispute: key external steps

Communication with the other party – What you/your team need to know:

  • Document creation
  • Admissions, waiver and estoppel
  • Without prejudice
  • Financial position of the defendant

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Episode 3: Letters of claim and pre-action protocols

Episode 3 - Letters of claim and pre-action protocols

  • Pre-action protocols – What are they and when do they apply
  • What you need to include (facts, legal basis for claim and supporting documents)
  • Deadlines – real and imposed by others

Ministry of Justice website

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Episode 4: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Episode 4 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • What is it?
  • Without prejudice save as to costs discussions/negotiations/offers
  • Part 36
  • Mediation
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Expert determination

Guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Guide on Mediation

Part 36 form

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LitCast - Litigation technology and legal project management

The Litigation Technology and LPM team are pleased to share with you their new podcast series looking at a range of topics at the forefront of litigation technology and legal project management.

For further information about the podcast series please contact Melina Efstathiou (legal technology) or James Barrett (legal project management).

Episode 1: Language Identification and Translation Technology

Episode 1 - Language and translation work

This episode explores the challenges around foreign language documents and translations and what technology can offer around those and how to promote more efficient review of foreign language documents.

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Episode 2: Integrity behind data collections

Episode 2 - Integrity behind data collections

This episode explores integrity behind data collections and what this means. Data collections are an integral part of disclosure exercises scoping conversations with legal teams and clients. We discuss the intricacies of different data collections methodologies available to us, their advantages and pitfalls and how to best balance proportionality, defensibility and costs.

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Episode 3: Role of Costs Lawyers in Legal Project Management (LPM) sphere of Litigation

Episode 3 - Role of Costs Lawyers in Legal Project Management (LPM) sphere of Litigation

  • Why are litigators suitable targets for LPM?
  • How does the Costs Lawyers expertise in costs and budgeting fit into the LPM role?
  • Why are litigators suitable targets for LPM?
  • How do the Costs team work with lawyers?
  • How the LPM and Costs team work collaboratively together at Eversheds Sutherland?
  • How technology is impacting the role of a Costs lawyer?

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