An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution

Location: Online / 3hrs’ verifiable CPD
Thursday 11th July, 9.15am

£127.40 + VAT (Member), £255 + VAT (Non-member)

There is increasing emphasis on diverting disputes from the court process.
Going forward, the Scottish Government has committed to encouraging people to resolve disputes outside court.
This 3 hour virtual classroom explores the various methods of solving a legal dispute without litigating, and to what extent ADR is provided for within the Scottish legal system.
Delegates attending this virtual classroom will:

• examine the key elements of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication
• look at the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and Mediation (Scotland) Bill
• consider how ADR fits within the Scottish legal system
• explore ADR in the context of civil litigation and look at what the procedural rules say.

Link to book: CLT - An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (

Tutor: Denise Smith has over 13 years of civil litigation experience, including managing a busy Sheriff Court practice and working as an Associate in a top-tier Family Law Team. Since 2014, she has served as a fee-paid UK Tribunal Judge and became a Legal Convenor of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland in 2020. In 2022, her remit expanded to the Scottish Local Taxation Chamber. Denise holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and has over a decade of experience delivering TCPD for CLT.