Businesses that find themselves in disputes will often be uncertain about which avenue, or indeed which jurisdiction, is best for resolving the conflict. It is important to gain the advantage by choosing the jurisdiction and method of dispute resolution that is most appropriate for your needs. This is often a complicated, strategic decision, and so to help you reach the correct one Dentons' Scottish Dispute Resolution team has produced a guide to help you understand the procedures, advantages and disadvantages of litigating in Scotland.

The guide – although not intended to serve as exhaustive advice on dispute resolution – provides information and guidance about the main methods of resolving disputes in Scotland, including commentary on fees and funding, court proceedings, interim remedies, final remedies, evidence, cross-border litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Dentons' Dispute Resolution lawyers have experience dealing with all types of disputes, ranging from banking litigation, corporate disputes, judicial reviews, and international arbitration to class actions, white collar crime and internal investigations, infringement of intellectual property, and EU competition and anti-trust law.

Our Dispute Resolution team draws upon its extensive experience and works with our clients to develop and implement dispute resolution strategies that best address your particular business needs and objectives. We work as a team with our clients and their other commercial advisers to assess and manage risks in relation to litigation cost and reputational damage and to minimise the likelihood of future litigation.

The full Guide to Dispute Resolution in Scotland can be downloaded here.

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