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Welcome to Eversheds Sutherland Northern Ireland’s newly launched litigation training podcast series

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

LitCast is available on our Eversheds Sutherland Northern Ireland channel (available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts).

For further information about the webinar series please contact Matthew Howse, Partner in Dispute Resolution & Litigation, or Emily Paisley, Associate in Dispute Resolution & Litigation. If you would like to sign up to the LitCast series, please contact us at clairecronin@eversheds-sutherland.ie.

Series 2

The second series of podcasts will cover Legal Privilege including an introduction of what it is and what you need to know about it should you become involved in a dispute. This series is aimed at legal advisors or business teams who are not litigators but are managing claims or disputes in their role. We want you to better understand how Legal Privilege may impact on any dispute you are handling and how you can use it to your advantage.

Episode 1: Introduction to Legal Privilege

Episode 1 - Introduction to Legal Privilege

  • What is it?

  • Why is it important?




Episode 2: Legal Advice privilege

Episode 2 - Legal Advice privilege

Coming Soon

Episode 3: Litigation Privilege

Episode 3 - Litigation Privilege

Coming Soon

Episode 4: Without Prejudice Privilege

Episode 4 - Without Prejudice Privilege

Coming Soon

Series 1

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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To access a PDF aid for this podcast, please click here.

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

To access a PDF aid for this podcast, please click here.

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

To access a PDF aid for this podcast, please click here.

Episode 4: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Episode 4 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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

To access a PDF aid for this podcast, please click here.