Expert dispute resolution lawyers from the leading contentious construction team at Shepherd and Wedderburn will help construction and property professionals get to grips with the different options available for resolving disputes during the course of a construction project or following its completion.

The firm is headline sponsor to the RICS Dispute Resolution Conference which takes place at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre on Thursday 8th December, an inaugural event which is expected to attract around 100 professionals from across Scotland.

Iain Drummond, a senior partner in the contentious construction team at the firm will be chairing a panel discussion at the event and also speaking on the subject of the role of the expert witness. “Disputes are part of the construction landscape. It is important for people in the sector to have some understanding of both the avenues open for resolving a dispute as well as the limitations on what can realistically be achieved in the face of an agreement which may not be tightly drafted. 

“I look forward to participating in this conference and hearing from delegates about their experiences and challenges in resolving disputes.”

Following a keynote speech from Lord Doherty one of the leading judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland, the day will look at issues such as conflict avoidance and mediation through to adjudication, arbitration and the role of the expert witness.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is also sponsor to the RICS’ CPD day in Dunblane on 9th March.

Further information on the conference can be found at the RICS website.