Confirmed Speakers 2021

We will continue to add to our line-up of exceptional speakers for our 2021 Annual Conference, so please bookmark our pages and check regularly, or sign up to receive our CPD newsletter if you’d like periodic updates on all upcoming CPD events.

Past President 2021/22, Law Society of Scotland
Rector, University of Edinburgh
Deputy President of the Supreme Court
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University; Senior Research Fellow, NatCen
Executive Coach, Broadcaster and Comic, Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?
Scotland Director, Confederation of British Industry
Austin Lafferty
Partner & Director, Austin Lafferty Solicitors & Estate Agents
Journalist, Broadcaster, Author and Child Psychotherapist (in training)
Consultant, Morton Fraser
Partner, LexLeyton
S&S Foster Associates, Training and Management Consultancy
Business Psychologist and Executive/Career Coach
Partner, Employment Law, Blackadders LLP
Director, Employment Team, Blackadders LLP
Partner, Keegan Smith; and Scottish Lawyer of the Year 2020
Partner & Chairman, Brodies LLP
Head of KWC Legal, Kissing With Confidence
Coach, Resilience Expert, Author of ‘9 secrets to thriving, formerly Partner, Brodies LLP; MacRoberts LLP
Chairman, Balfour+Manson
Founder, The Mindful Enterprise
Senior Legal Advisor, Oil and Gas Authority
MA (Cantab), Dip IP (Bristol), PhD (Edinburgh), FHEA, Solicitor (non practising) England and Wales, Victoria and Scotland, University of Aberdeen
Director of the Pioneering Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University
Temple Garden Chambers
Development Officer, Violence Reduction Unit; Advisor to Community Justice Scotland
Psychologist and Head of Trauma , Scottish Government
General Counsel, BT Global; Director EE Limited
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC
Founding Lawyer, Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services in North Vancouver, British Columbia
Legal Counsel - Outsourcing, Technology & IP, RBS
Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland
Co-Founder and Partner, Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting
Partner, Burges Salmon
Co-Founder and CEO, Anderson Anderson & Brown Consulting
Solicitor, Founder Diversity+, Co-founder, SEMLA
Associate, SKO Family Law Specialists
Partner, SKO Family Law Specialists
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland
Keeper & Chief Executive, Registers of Scotland
Associate, MacRoberts LLP
Westwater Advocates
Director, Martin, Johnston & Socha
BAFTA winning Film Director & Producer
Partner, Davidson Chalmers Stewart
Consultant, Glasgow Law Practice
Property and Professional Development Adviser, Shepherd & Wedderburn
Careers & Wellbeing Manager, Law Society of Scotland
Head of CPD, Law Society of Scotland
Rob Marrs
Head of Education, Law Society of Scotland
Convener, Property Law Committee, Burness Paull
Development Officer, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland
Consultant, Blackadders
CEO, Amiqus Resolution Ltd
Head of Corporate Legal and Governance, Secretary to the ScottishPower Management Committee, ScottishPower
Business Development Manager, Thirdfort
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland
Managing IP Legal Counsel, RBS
Stirling University
Trade Lawyer, Sidley Austin LLP
Advocate, Black Chambers
President, Edinburgh Bar Association
Partner, Lefevre Litigation
Psychotherapist, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
Client Executive, Lockton
Senior Financial Lines Underwriter, RSA Insurance plc
Service Leader Mid-Market PI , Lockton
BTO Solicitors
Head of Outsourcing, Technology & IP Legal, RBS; and Chair, Wellbeing Steering Group, Law Society of Scotland
Senior Associate, DLA Piper
Head of Legal and Compliance | Chief Executive’s Office, Historic Environment Scotland
BayWa r.e. UK Limited
Legal Director, JUSTICE
Solicitor, Shepherd and Wedderburn
Senior Advocate, Themis Advocates
Managing Partner & Director, Livingstone Brown