Bookings now open for 21st Century Bar Conference

03 Nov

THE popular annual 21st Century Bar Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh at the beginning of next month. 

Those who cannot attend in person at the Mackenzie Building can join remotely on the day. 

This year’s conference theme is Embracing Change and the keynote speakers include Lord Pentland and Lady Drummond. The programme has been split into five sections, namely: The Bench, Scottish Industry, The Courts, Organisations and The Bar. 

Among the other confirmed speakers is Frances McMenamin KC whose presentation is entitled Reflections on a remarkable career.

Rachel Breen will discuss group proceedings in England and Wales and Russell Bradley will cover protection for whistle-blowers. Alistair Sloan will present a talk on data protection and freedom of information, Fergus Whyte will discuss crowdfunding litigation and Almira Delibegovic-Broome KC will cover governance. 

There will also be a presentation by Lindesay Low, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs at the Scotch Whisky Association, and one from Lorna Macaulay, CEO of the Harris Tweed Authority. The Junior Bar Association will discuss the future of the Bar and Faculty’s place in modern Scotland.

The event will run from 9am to 4.30am on Friday 1 December and will be followed by a drinks reception. Lunch will be provided and those attending in person are requested to register by Friday 24 November.

More information can be found here.