Thursday 26 May 2022 | 6 hours CPD | Online

This is a drop-in conference, please feel free to tailor the programme to your own individual preference. Please note, all sessions will be recorded and sent to registrants after the conference.


Jacqueline Lethbridge
President, New Zealand Law Society Te Kahui Ture o Aoteroa

The Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann DBE
Chief Justice of New Zealand,

Professor Geoff McLay
Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Stephen Todd
University of Canterbury,

Andrea Challis
Partner, McElroys

Mike French
Director of Law Undergraduate Programmes, Auckland University of Technology

Welcome from the Austrialian Legal Profession

Tass Liveris
President, Law Council of Australia


Hon Michael D Kirby AC CMG
International Jurist, Educator, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia,

Professor Prue Vines
Professor, University of New South Wales

Dr. Wendy Bonython
Associate Professor, Bond University, Queensland


David Lee
Director, David Lee Media & Events

The Rt Hon Lord Reed
President, United Kingdom Supreme Court

The Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon
Lord Chief Justice, England and Wales

The Rt Hon Lord Carloway
Lord President of the Court of Session,

Brigid Napier
President, Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Rt Hon Dame Siobhan Keegan
Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,

Nick Emmerson
Deputy Vice President, The Law Society of England and Wales


Sternford Moyo
President, International Bar Association, Harare, Zimbabwe

Justice Gita Mittal
Former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir, Former Acting Chief Justice of Delhi,

Funke Adekoya SAN
Independent Arbitrator, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Leo Boonzaier
Lecturer, University of Cape Town

Professor Tamar Gidron
Professor of Law, Zefat Academic College, Israel


Christine O'Neill QC
Partner & Chairman, Brodies

The Rt Hon Lady Paton
Chair, Scottish Law Commission
Session 2: The Immortal Snail Itself: Why does Donoghue v Stevenson still resonate?


Dr. Lucy Meredith
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of Scotland

Justice Russell Brown
Supreme Court of Canada

Hon Justice Adrian Saunders
President, Caribbean Court of Justice


Dale McFadzean
Academic Lawyer, University of the West of Scotland


Susannah Paul
Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

Dr. Bobby Lindsay
Lecturer, School of Law, University of Glasgow

Dr. Christine Beuermann
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle

Ursula Connolly
Lecturer, School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway

Dr. John Stannard
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
Session 3: The Immortal Snail's Next Century


Meera Furtado
Head of Law, Sussex University & Secretary General, Commonwealth Legal Education Association,


Patricia McKellar
Associate Director, University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme

John Kleefeld
Professor, University of New Brunswick

Gary Chan Kok Yew
Professor of Law, Singapore Management University


Roddy Dunlop QC
Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

Richard W. Wright
Professor of Law Emeritus, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology


Michael Clancy OBE
Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland

Hon Martin Taylor
Retired Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and British Columbia Supreme Court and the Paisley Irregulars,