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1.Contract law disputes - aka Preparing for war…and peace
Thursday 09 January 2020
05:30pm - 07:00pm
Stephen Cotton (Partner, Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP
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Whether your firm drafted the contract or not, and whether it is a contract or not, you’re faced tomorrow morning with a client demanding enforcement or escape. Sometimes the answers are found in the less obvious parts of the agreement….which has become the disagreement
   • Counsel of Perfection v Real Life
   • Sovereignty of your contract
   • What does looking at the whole contract mean?
   • We just got on with it
   • Tools available when things go wrong
   • CMAs-variations, caveats, NDAs etc
We as solicitors can, with some forethought, salvage order from the chaos our clients have caused.

Stephen Cotton is a partner in Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP. He was on one of the Advisory Groups for The Scottish Law Commission’s Report on Remedies for Breach of Contract. Over the last 30 years or so, he has drafted and enforced standard form and trading B2B and B2C contracts for various household names as well as advising in publishing, procurement, sports, sponsorship and other IPR or brand contracts. He has advised numerous artists, writers and musicians.
From 2004-2014, he was Chair of The Traverse Theatre, and is currently on the Board of Cora Bisset’s Olivier winning (for “Glasgow Girls”) Pachamama Productions.

Booking fee: members £50; non-members £80; trainee/paralegal from member firm £15; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £25

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