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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 paraicodonovan@eversheds-sutherland.ie.

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

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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
  • Mediation
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Expert determination

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