Book your place now for 20% off our full ticket price

This year’s Law Society of Scotland annual conference will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 25 October. Each year we welcome over three hundred guests to take part in the most dynamic and eagerly awaited legal conference of the year. All delegates will receive six hours of CPD, plus access to watch all sessions post-event and online at your convenience.

In addition to four keynote presentations to plenary, there will be twenty sessions to choose from over the day, ensuring that each delegate can choose the topics and content that best meets their areas of interest and growing expertise. We look forward to seeing you there.

Some of our confirmed speakers this year include:

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers, known for championing civil liberties and promoting human rights
  • Bjarne P. Tellmann, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Pearson, and author of critically acclaimed 2017 book Building an Outstanding Legal Team
  • Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland and famously described by the Guardian as ‘the woman who took on Glasgow’s gangs…and won’
  • Professor Alan Miller, Special Envoy of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights
  • Kim Pattullo, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard and leader of the team who won the largest equal pay employment tribunal litigation in Scotland
  • Rt Hon Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland
  • Professor Conor Gearty, London School of Economics
  • Ruth Dearnley, CEO, Stop the Traffik
  • Sarah Hutchinson, Managing Director International, Barbri
  • Gail Cook, Client Executive, Lockton
  • Matthew Thomson, Client Executive, Lockton
  • Rob Stephenson, Founder, InsideOut
  • Dr Laura da Costa, Senior Researcher, Bridge Group
Registration fees: 20% early bird discount until 31 August
Member category Current price
Member: Solicitor, Retainer, Non-practising member, Registered foreign lawyer £176.66
New Solicitor, Retainer or Non-practising member (less than 5 years PQE), Trainee, Student, Accredited paralegal or Trainee paralegal £146.66
Unemployed member (Any member who has advised the Law Society of Scotland of unemployment ) £133.34
Non member £193.34
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