Commercial Law

Commercial Law

May 21 2015


Commercial law event in Glasgow on Thursday 21 May 2015 at the Grand Central Hotel, from 3pm.  The programme for the event will be as follows:-

3.00pm – Welcome and coffee

 3.15pm – Seminar, chaired by Alastair Duncan QC, Axiom Advocates

• “Implied Terms – New Directions?” – Professor Laura Macgregor, Professor of Commercial Contract Law, University of Edinburgh.
 Prof. Macgregor will discuss the change in direction of the English law on implied terms since Attorney General of Belize v Belize Telecom, contrasting the English approach with that taken by the Scottish courts and offering practical guidance for both contract drafters and litigators.

• "Making Sense of Contracts" - Sean Smith QC, Axiom Advocates.
 Sean Smith will continue the discussion introduced by Prof. Macgregor, and ask whether, following Rainy Sky SA v Kookmin Bank, courts now go too far in seeking to improve upon the documents they are being asked to construe.

• “Gratuitous alienations and the insolvent estate” - Susan Ower, Axiom Advocates.
 Susan Ower will consider gratuitous alienations from the insolvent estate, and in particular the first instance and forthcoming appeal decisions in Oceancrown Limited -v– Stonegale Limited

• Good faith and best endeavours clauses” – Paul O’Brien, Axiom Advocates.
 Paul O’Brien will discuss these clauses, which are fairly often seen in practice, and will consider what they actually mean and when they might provide a meaningful remedy.  

 5.15pm - Drinks Reception

This event is open to practising solicitors, is free of charge, and is eligible for CPD.

Please also be aware that space is limited and places may have to be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. If after booking you subsequently cannot attend, please do let us know in order to avoid disappointment for others.

The lecture series aims to provide topical insights into developments in the law as well as the opportunity to meet the speakers and legal colleagues in a post-event informal session over refreshments.