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Arbitration in Scotland Conference 2017

The Faculty will host an "Arbitration In Scotland" Conference at the Balmoral Hotel, Sir Walter Scott Suite, Edinburgh from Friday 29th September until Saturday 30th September 2017.

This event has been accredited with 8 Hours CPD, and this will cost £75.00 + VAT.  To register please click here

This conference will highlight the benefits of arbitration in Scotland especially in the field of personal injury. The Faculty has developed a new and innovative approach, which has attracted favourable responses from those in the political, business, academic and legal fields.

The Faculty currently operates a well-established arbitration facility – Faculty of Advocates Arbitration – under which it provides arbitration services in many areas as diverse as commercial, family and agricultural law. By adding a new personal injury arbitration service, the Faculty will be extending choice and offering new and exciting options in dispute resolution.

The Faculty is delighted to have the following speakers confirmed already: Rt. Hon. Lord Glennie; Margaret Mitchell MSP, Convenor of the Justice Committee, Scottish Parliament; Brandon Malone, Chair of the Scottish Arbitration Centre; Richard Farndale, President of the CIArb (Scotland); Elliott Geisinger, Head of International Arbitration, Schellenberg Wittmer Limited, Geneva; Robin Oldenstam, Head of Dispute Resolution, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm; Gillian Lemaire, Carmichael-Lemaire Limited, Paris and London; amongst others.

Faculty of Advocates “Brexit” Conference - Scotland’s Options

The Faculty hosted a conference on Scotland's Options after "Brexit" on Friday 10 March 2017.  The programme is below and a summary of the event can be found here.

(Chatham House Rule applies)

9- 9.30am: Registration

9.30- 9.35am: Introduction

9.35-10am: Keynote address - Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session

10am-1pm: Panel One

1pm - 2pm: Light lunch (provided at the Mackenzie Building)

2pm - 4.30pm: Panel Two

  • Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston
  • Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform
  • Professor Brendan O’Leary, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dame Mariot Leslie, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Member of the First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe

The Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses in Scotland Conference

The Faculty of Advocates hosted a prestigious Conference on The Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses in Scotland, featuring leading authorities and speakers in this area from across the UK which took place on Friday 17th June (afternoon) and Saturday 18th June 2016 (All day).

Talks presented by some of the conference speakers can be found below:
•The Lord Justice General Lord Carloway
•The Lord Justice Clerk Lady Dorrian
•Lord Igor Judge
•James Wolffe QC, Dean of Faculty   
Dame Joyce Plotnikoff
Professor Penny Cooper
•Dr Richard Woolfson
Dr Jacqueline Wheatcroft AFBPsS CPsychol PhD PGCE
Tim Barraclough, Chief Development and Innovation Officer,Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Dr David R. Parratt, Advocate
•Frances McMenamin QC
•Derek Ogg QC and Angela Rafferty QC in conversation

Breackout Sessions - Tim Barraclough and Aileen O'Hagan

Dame Joyce Plotnikoff - Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System