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Adaptation, leadership and creativity on the menu for law conference

24 September 2013 | tagged News release

The future of legal business and the solicitors' profession and the crucial role it plays in society is being highlighted at a major conference in Glasgow today (Tuesday, 24 September).

Speaking at Law in Scotland: Evolution or Extinction, the Law Society of Scotland's flagship conference, President Bruce Beveridge, said: "New business models, mergers and acquisitions, court closures, and major reforms to both criminal and civil justice systems, along with the referendum on independence, are all game-changers for the solicitors' profession in the next few years.

"Many firms are evolving the way they run their businesses and are changing their business practices accordingly, and it is under this kind of pressure which some of the best thinking emerges. I've seen many examples of solicitors adapting and innovating to position themselves as global competitors or simply, more efficient players in their local market.

"Our keynote speakers at Law in Scotland today have all given much thought to adaptation, leadership and creativity in business and I am delighted that they will be sharing their knowledge with the delegates attending and those joining online.

"During time of considerable change, it is particularly valuable for solicitors from throughout the profession to get together, discuss matters of common concern and for each of them to identify ways to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I am really looking forward to meeting as many members of the profession as I can and hearing all our speakers," added Beveridge.

The keynote speakers - Professor Richard Susskind, New York-based consultant Bruce MacEwen and Ros Taylor, from the Ros Taylor Group - are outlining the major current issues, and exploring some thought-provoking ideas to help solicitors decide the way forward that best suits their businesses and their clients.

Other streamed sessions at the award-winning event, which is taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, are aimed at the diverse interests of different sectors of the profession, including sole practitioners, legal aid solicitors and partners in larger firms.

New to this year's conference, a roundtable stream also gives delegates the opportunity to drop in to sessions on topics such as zero waste regulations, IT solutions and careers advice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : Please contact Suzy Powell on 07712 488875 or 0131 476 8115

24 September 2013

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