Law Society Communities

Our communities help you develop in your professional life and make the most out of your Law Society

Find out more

Advocacy Section

Webinar: Commercial litigation update 2014 (26 November 2014)

  • Print
  • Share
  • Save

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Advocacy Section membership, Maura McIntosh rounds up the key developments in 2014 that commercial litigators need to know about


Maura McIntosh

Speaker: Maura Mcintosh

The past 12 months have presented a flurry of developments for commercial litigators to keep on top of, including the fallout from the Mitchell decision on relief from sanctions, changes to the rules on costs budgeting, and a range of interesting cases relating to civil procedure. This webinar will summarise some key developments in relation to:

  • Compliance with court rules and orders post-Mitchell
  • Costs budgeting
  • Disclosure and privilege
  • Offers and settlement
  • Service and enforcement

The audio webinar took place on 26 November 2014, but you can watch a recording here. Please note that you will not be able to view the webinar after 31 December 2014.


Maura McIntosh, Herbert Smith Freehills

Maura McIntosh is a professional support consultant in the dispute resolution division at Herbert Smith Freehills, providing technical advice on issues of both substantive law and court procedure. She is an editor of the firm’s litigation know-how blog,, and litigation e-bulletin. Her particular areas of interest include the Jackson reforms, litigation funding, class action developments, privilege and part 36 offers to settle. She regularly delivers training sessions both internally and to clients.

Maura has acted on a wide range of commercial disputes, including professional negligence actions against solicitors and accountants, banking- and insolvency-related disputes, agency disputes, and contractual disputes in various industries, including media and pharmaceuticals. Maura is qualified as a solicitor advocate.


  • Print
  • Share
  • Save