The best way to resolve a dispute is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

We can help you to understand your legal rights and responsibilities, and those of others. Effective training for you and your colleagues should help to minimise the risk of a dispute arising or, if it does, maximise your chances of resolving it in your favour, promptly and effectively.

We provide training to board members, trustees, senior leadership personnel, and other members of organisations on all aspects of our services and can tailor bespoke training to meet your requirements

Training can be delivered in person to small or large groups or remotely via interactive webinar.

Topics we offer include:

  • Alternative dispute resolution – key aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation; incorporating ADR clauses in contracts; key procedural considerations; strategy planning and tactics.
  • Avoiding contract and grant disputes – key clauses to review when entering into new contracts including jurisdiction and governing law clauses, force majeure clauses, KPIs, auto-renewal clauses, termination rights and the effect of termination.
  • Understanding your obligations under the Equality Act – identifying protected characteristics and types of discrimination, understanding what you can and can’t do.
  • Preventing fraud – reviewing real life case studies on insider fraud and cyber fraud, recognising “red flags”, and identifying what action to take in response.
  • Protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights – putting the right protection in place for trade marks, copyright and other intellectual property; options for enforcing trade mark rights at home and abroad.
  • Legacies – key legal frameworks and best practice; avoiding, managing and resolving legacy disputes; specialist advice on gifts of property, intellectual property, art work or shares; reputational issues.
  • Procurement challenges – when might you have grounds for bringing a challenge and what do you need to consider; how to manage a challenge; how to defend a challenge.
  • Protecting reputations and defending freedom of speech – securing corrections or removing defamatory material; obtaining information and clearing copy for publication or broadcast.
  • Regulatory implications of disputes – defining a serious incident; trustees’ responsibility to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission; implications of failing to report;  the Charity Commission’s regulatory powers; how to respond to and manage Charity Commission intervention; reputational issues.  

If you’d like to discuss bespoke training for your organisation, please contact Robert Oakley (Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution), Leticia Jennings (Partner) or Mindy Jhittay (Senior Associate).