Hear from our keynote speakers; choose from a variety of talks and panel debates; take part in interactive fringe sessions; and network with hundreds of fellow legal professions, business leaders and other attendees.

Join us for breakfast and your first chance to chat to our sponsors and exhibitors

Welcome and opening keynote

Aidan O'Neill QC (Scot), Matrix Chambers & Ampersand Advocates

This session includes time for questions and discussion

Delegates will make their way to their chosen stream session or fringe event

Stream sessions

Chair:
Graham Mackenzie, Head of AML, Law Society of Scotland

Panellists:
Graham Barrow, GR Business Process Solutions
Joyce Cullen, Partner, Brodies
Suzie Ogilvie, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

TED style session delivered by:
Iain Anderson
, Executive Chairman, Cicero Group

•    Business perspective
•    Running a firm post Brexit
•    Feedback on Summit of European Council
•    What the ‘new world’ will look like
•    Macro politics and Scotland’s place in global Britain

Chair:
Austin Lafferty, Austin Lafferty Limited

Panellists:
Lisa Law, Director, Innes Mackay 
Catriona Watt, Partner, Anderson Strathern
Tania Hemming, Marketing & Business development Director, Morton Fraser

  • Success stories from a variety of firms
  • Leading innovation in your firm
Fringe events

There will be interactive fringe events running alongside the stream sessions

Stream sessions

Ciarán Fenton, Leadership & Behavioural Change Consultant

Chair:
Thomas Chalmers, Executive Coach, Leading Figures

Panellists:
Elaine Motion, Chairman and Partner, Litigation Department, Balfour & Manson
Martha Clark, McSherry Halliday

Delegates will make their way to the plenary room

Fringe events

There will be interactive fringe events running alongside the stream sessions

Keynote session

Dr. Heidi Gardner, Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow and author of the best-selling book: “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos”

Dr Gardner shares research showing how firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when lawyers work across boundaries.  We’ll talk about what stands in the way, and how to overcome the barriers.

Keynote session

Lady Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court 

  • The well-known contribution of Scottish cases to development of law of negligence continues with McFarlane v Tayside Health Board, Mitchell v Glasgow City Council and Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
  • Scottish cases have led to important break-throughs in other areas, such as constitutional law in Burmah Oil v Lord Advocate, private international law in ‘The Spiliada’, and discrimination law in Archibald v Fife Council
  • Above all, these days, Scottish cases have been at the forefront of the developing devolution jurisprudence, from Martin v Most, AXA General Insurance v Lord Advocate, Imperial Tobacco v Lord Advocate, Christian Institute v Lord Advocate, and Scotch Whisky Association v Lord Advocate, as well as the Lord Advocate’s intervention in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
  • What can the whole of the United Kingdom learn from these and other examples? Do they tell us anything about the special character of Scottish litigators? Or are we more alike than we are different?   

Delegates will make their way to their chosen stream session or fringe event

Stream sessions
Fringe events

There will be interactive fringe events running alongside the stream sessions

Fringe events

There will be interactive fringe events running alongside the stream sessions

Delegates in the main conference hall

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Register now to join us on Friday 26 October at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre