Annual Conference 2018 Online CPD

Location: Online


View selected sessions from our 2018 annual conference. You can select as few or as many of the modules to watch.

The number of verifiable CPD hours varies depending on which items you choose. Some modules are available to watch free of charge.

You will gain 7 hours verifiable CPD by selecting the option for all modules. This includes the following modules at no cost:

  • Brexit - Scotland's place in the world (0.75 hours verifiable CPD)
  • Brexit and beyond - A new era for constitutional litigation (0.75 hours verifiable CPD)
  • Smart Collaboration - The rock star v the whole band (1 hour verifiable CPD)

Prices for all modules (excluding VAT)

Member

£140.00

New member

£135.00

Non member

£145.00

Unemployed member

£125.00


The prices of individual modules are detailed below

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This module is available to watch with our compliments.

A TED-Style talk

•    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

Speaker:

Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman, Cicero Group
Iain is an expert in integrated communications, global political risk and public policy.
He has over 25 years experience in communications, initially as a business journalist and then as a founding shareholder at Incisive Media. He has also worked for a range of politicians, including Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP on his leadership bids. Iain is co-founder and Executive Chairman at Cicero/AMO and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy supporting many global FTSE and Fortune 500 blue chip organisations. He provides CEO and Board level counsel.
He is a Non Executive Director of Innovate Finance – the member body for the global fintech sector. He is one of the Financial Times / OUTstanding Global 100 Executives. Iain is immensely proud to be a Stonewall Ambassador.
He was ranked in the top quartile of the Total Politics Top 100 Lobbyists and appears in the PR Week Power Book. CityAM also includes him in the list of “The City’s most influential financial PRs” voted by broadcast and national business editors. He features in the Square Mile “Power 100” list.
He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Business Ethics and served on the Advisory Board of the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in New York from 2012 until 2016.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

A TED-style talk

  • Macro-change: something is changing in the sector but,  if it’s not ”disruption”, what Is it and how should you respond, if at all?
  • Micro toolkit: by this I mean behaviour and approaches that are relevant to your context
  • Budgets: how to escape the ”more for less” trap
  • Relationships: how to build and manage your ”relationship grid”
  • Ethics: how you can become enablers of better and ethical decision-making without ”owning” ethics

Speaker:

Ciarán Fenton, Leadership & Governance Consultant
Ciarán Fenton, has over the last 15 years, following a corporate career with Hachette, ITN, Pearson and The Guardian Media Group, worked with scores of individuals and organisations on making small changes in behaviour based on a shared purpose. He is a mentor at London Business School, a faculty member on Paul Gilbert’s in-house
counsel programme, and a regular speaker and writer. Pamphlets include The GC-CEO Relationship post Global Financial Crash: Flourish or Flounder and The 7 Deadly Sins of Nascent NEDs. He holds a business degree, B.Com (Hons.) from The National University of Ireland, Cork and he lives in Brighton. He is married to writer Marian Garvey and they have two children. Ciarán has written several articles for The Law Society of England and Wales and also delivered a webinar entitled Why some lawyers are poor negotiators and what they can do about it.

0.5 hours verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

This module is available to watch with our compliments.

Learning outcomes:

  • Immediate legal issues as they stand in October 2018
  • The future tensions and complexities businesses and their legal advisers are likely to face
  • What can be learnt from the intervention cases so far?

Speaker:

Aidan O'Neill QC (Scot), Matrix Chambers & Ampersand Advocates
Queen’s Counsel at the Scottish Bar and of the Bar of England and Wales. A wide ranging legal practice in both London and Edinburgh, with particular experience and expertise in commercial judicial review, environmental/ Aarhus law and in employment/equality law.
A specialist in EU law, in human rights law and in UK constitutional law. Awarded the Legal 500 UK Bar Award for EU law silk of the year in 2015 and Scottish Legal Awards 2017 silk of the year.
A highly experienced pleader before the top courts. Senior counsel in almost thirty
cases to date from across the UK before the UK Supreme Court/ House of Lords,
as well before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court
of Human Rights.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

This module is available to watch with our compliments.

Dr Heidi 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.

Speaker:

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 serves as Harvard Lecturer on Law, Faculty Chair HLS Accelerated
Leadership Program & Sector Leadership MasterClass executive courses.
She received Academy of Management’s prize for Paper with Outstanding Practical
Implications for Management. She has authored/co-authored over fifty book
chapters, case studies, articles in scholarly/practitioner journals.
Dr Gardner has lived/worked on four continents, as Fulbright Fellow and for McKinsey & Co. and Procter & Gamble.
She earned BA in Japanese from University Pennsylvania, Masters degree from London School Economics, second Masters and PhD from London Business School.

1 hour verifiable CPD

Learning outcomes:

  • Success stories from a variety of firms
  • Leading innovation in your firm
  • Insights from London and the South

Speakers:

Austin Lafferty, Austin Lafferty Limited
Austin is a solicitor, broadcaster, journalist and artist, who has worked in general practice since 1981 and currently runs his own multi-branch firm around Glasgow.
He was elected vice president of the Law Society in May 2011 and took over the presidency in May 2012, and is now a past president of the Society.
Austin has also worked in a variety of media roles, having been a radio and television presenter on numerous programmes. Austin is a newspaper columnist who has written extensively on legal matters. He has also authored It’s The Law!, which is a handbook on Scots Law for citizens, published in 2004.

Lisa Law, Director, Innes Mackay 
Lisa is a director at Innes & Mackay and advises clients on matters concerning wills and succession, executries, trusts, powers of attorney and guardianships. She has  specialised in this area of law since joining Innes & Mackay in 2006. Prior to qualification as a solicitor, Lisa enjoyed a successful career as a management and law accountant.
Lisa is a qualified member of both the Society of Law Accountants (SOLAS) and the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP), and served on the STEP committee for seven years. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Incapacity and Mental Health Law, Lisa is recognised as a leading practitioner in her field.

Catriona Watt, Partner, Anderson Strathern
Catriona sits on Anderson Strathern’s Executive Committee with responsibility for the marketing and business development function. Catriona was previously a journalist working in newspapers, radio and latterly at BBC Scotland Television News & Current Affairs. She has combined her legal work – she leads the team which won Litigation Team of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Legal Awards – with her communications background. She led Anderson Strathern’s multi-disciplinary rebranding project which saw the launch of three new websites, a brand awareness campaign and developed the firm’s marketing and business development strategy.

 

Tania Hemming, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Morton Fraser
Tania has over 25 years of experience developing, implementing and delivering successful business strategies.
From growth to brand through to acquisitions and mergers, she is often seen as a change agent. Having worked in professional services for over 15 years she has delivered a number of market-firsts for the Scottish legal sector and has led communications teams on both agency and client-side. Tania has previously worked with brands such as Diageo (Scotland), ICL(Fujitsu) and Digital Animations Group plc – the first Scottish AIM listed company.
Tania is also a Non-Executive Director of Age Scotland Enterprises, an Executive Business Coach, as well as a Mentor for the Scottish Chamber of Commerce Women’s Mentoring Programm, and Champion for Family Friendly Working Scotland.

Matt Sullivan, National Head of Professional Services, Brewin Dolphin Plc
Matt has been a divisional director for four years at leading wealth management firm, Brewin Dolphin. His role is to identify meaningful ways of where law and wealth management overlap. Through qualitative research, Matt identifies the exact points in legal proceedings where solicitors and their clients benefit from pensions and investments advice. This can be during divorce, personal injury, company exit or private client planning. The objective is to deliver a more favourable settlement for the underlying client.Prior to joining Brewin Dolphin, he was the commercial director for the Law Society of England & Wales. He led on innovative initiatives to help the Society increase revenue streams and simultaneously reduce its dependency of practising certificate fee income.
Before joining the Law Society, he held senior management roles in law firms, Big 4 accountancy and a Japanese trading company.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Learning outcomes:

  • Retaining and developing valued future leaders
  • Millennial insights: Entering roles with ideas and aspirations

Speakers:

Thomas Chalmers, Executive Coach, Leading Figures
Thomas specialises in the legal, finance and professional services sectors where he has supported a number of clients in developing their leadership capacity and growing their firm and/or practice. His experience spans client members of both the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates. As well as 1:1 executive coaching he has also supported many clients in securing chair and non-executive roles and is engaged as a team coach at Board and Senior Executive/Management level. Thomas is a Partner in Leading Figures alongside Russell Borland. Their clients include the Law Society of Scotland, the Chartered Banker Institute, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Elaine Motion, Chairman and Partner, Litigation Department, Balfour & Manson
After qualifying Elaine practised in Edinburgh building litigation experience in a number of areas before heading to New Zealand where she worked as a barrister and solicitor for a number of years. After leaving Auckland in 1993, aine returned to Scotland, becoming partner of Balfour + Manson in 1997 and a solicitor advocate in 1999. For many years Elaine headed up the litigation department of some 65 professionals before taking up the position of Chairman on 3rd March 2014. Elaine follows a great tradition of equality which is a core part of what the firm stands for; Ethel Houston was the first female partner in a Scottish law firm at Balfour + Manson and Elaine is immensely proud and humbled to be the first female ‘Chairman’.

Martha Clark, McSherry Halliday
Martha has worked with McSherry Halliday since 1989, moving from secretary to paralegal to solicitor and finally to partner in 2007. McSherry Halliday have four Ayrshire offices and Martha runs both Kilmarnock offices. The most rewarding part of Martha’s job is helping people through some of the most stressful times of their lives. Martha is also CPD Convener for Kilmarnock Faculty. Martha is a qualified hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, life coach and Reiki therapist helping people to be the person they were meant to be.
Martha loves travelling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Graham Robertson, Development Director, Project Scotland
Graham currently leads on all income generation via the Social Enterprise arm of the youth volunteering charity ProjectScotland. He has over ten years’ wide-ranging experience in fundraising at a senior level across the charity sector including; corporate giving, events, community fundraising, individual giving, donor stewardship/development, social enterprise and large appeals. He previously worked for both Amnesty International and Plan International in their main London headquarters and joined ProjectScotand on his return to Scotland in 2016 allowing him to focus on his passion for helping young people and social mobility.
Before his charity career, Graham was a professional footballer playing in both Scotland & England for Raith Rovers and Millwall amongst others, and still has a passion for all sports.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Learning Outcomes:

  • Risk and reputation in results
  • Implications for tenders, suppliers and supply chains
  • Closing the gap: How can change be embedded?

Speakers:

Val Dougan, Professional Support Lawyer, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Val is a Professional Support Lawyer and mediator in the CMS employment team. She has a particular interest in equality and diversity, and is a member of the Society’s Equality and Diversity Committee. She is a regular commentator on equality issues.

Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office
Elizabeth originally qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and then in England and Wales. She has worked for most of her career as a parliamentary counsel, drafting legislation for the UK Government on a full range of topics. In 2015 she was appointed to be First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary of the Government in Parliament Group in the Cabinet Office in Whitehall. The Group consists of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and the offices supporting the Business Managers in each House of Parliament. The Group works with teams across Departments to prepare and deliver the UK Government’s legislative programme. Elizabeth is also the Cabinet Office’s Gender Equality Champion.

Judith Morrison, Head of Legal Services, Procurement & Audit, The Scottish Parliament
Judith has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in the public sector. Her previous roles include project manager at the Scottish Law Commission, legal adviser to the Food Standards Agency and advising the Scottish Government on the rural and marine environment. Judith joined the Parliament in 2007 and was appointed Head of Legal Services in 2015 – the first time the post was openly recruited. In her current role she provides advice to the Presiding Officer, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Parliamentary Committees and the Parliamentary Service. Judith is also a member of the Parliament’s Leadership Group which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Parliament, role modelling its aims and values and monitoring organisational performance.

Lynn Welsh, Head of Legal, Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland
Lynn is responsible for casework, litigation, Commission enforcement, legal policy and transfer of expertise initiatives. Before transferring into the EHRC Lynn was the Head of Scottish Legal Affairs for the DRC. Previously, she ran a mental health legal representation project, which provided free advice and representation to people with a mental illness, dementia or acquired brain injury. Lynn then became Principal Solicitor at Paisley Law Centre, specialising in disability and community care law and is a member of the Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

 

David Hoey, Partner, BTO Solicitors
David is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as an employment law specialist. He also holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Employment Law and Practice from Robert Gordon University.
Described by The Legal 500 as “an expert in the field”, he has specialised in employment law throughout his career, advising all types of employers, and employees, particularly senior executives.
David provides tailored employment documentation and advice on all employment related matters, including disciplinary issues, performance questions, ill health absences, dismissals, enforceability of restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.
David has represented clients at the Sheriff Court, Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal throughout the UK and assisted in cases raised in the Court of Session covering issues such as unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract, discrimination and interdicts.

1 hour verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evolving market: Freelance models and consultancy models
  • Agile/low overhead firms

Speakers:

John Mulholland, Vice President 2018-2019, Law Society of Scotland
John Mulholland is a criminal law consultant at Falkirk-based Marshall Wilson Law Group and joined the Law Society of Scotland council in 2012, representing constituents in Alloa, Falkirk, Linlithgow and Stirling.
John is Chair of the Board and sits on the Appeals and Reviews Sub committee. He is the former convener of both the Nominations committee and the Finance Committee and is the former Treasurer.

 

 

Stephen Gold, Stephen Gold Consulting
Stephen founded and for over 25 years was at the heart of building a market-leading law firm of 450 people, serving clients throughout the UK. Golds won multiple national awards for innovation, before merging with national giant Irwin Mitchell in 2007. Today, Stephen is a sought-after trusted adviser, non-exec, and mentor to law firm leaders throughout the UK and Ireland. He specialises in strategy, the rainmaking skills, culture, performance, reward and merger. Clients describe him publicly as “an incredibly wise counsel and constant voice of reason” praise his “warmth and wit”, and value him especially as someone who has “walked the walk”.
For five years, his ironically-titled column, The Word of Gold has been a constant in the Journal.

Rachel Wood, Founder, Indigo Zoom Limited
Rachel has built and led risk management, knowledge management and legal technology teams in several Scottish and international law firms. She is a strong advocate for using business transformation to deliver quality, value and efficiency to clients – and to make life easier for the fee-earners in the process. She has also helped to deliver six law firm mergers and two de-mergers. Today, Rachel is working as a consultant delivering knowledge management, risk management and legal project management services. She is currently working as a “Vario” at Pinsent Masons LLP in their Client and Legal Project Management Team. In addition, she is an Office Bearer at the WS Society, on the Board of the British & Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and a Committee Member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Education and Training Committee.

Mark Harrison, Flexlaw Solicitors
Mark is Founder and Managing Director at Flexlaw Solicitors (formerly e-Litigate). Interested in IT and searching for a better work/life balance, he proved that the concept of ‘virtual law’ worked for a sole practitioner. In 2010 he launched Flexlaw as a vehicle to host a wider ‘virtual firm’ network of self-employed consultant solicitors. Flexlaw’s solicitors typically work from home offices; all linked to the firm’s cloud based practice management system.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Speaker:

Professor Bill Buchanan OBE, Professor of Computing, Napier University
Bill is a Fellow of the BCS and the IET and was appointed an OBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security. Currently he leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy. Overall he has published over 250 academic papers and 27 textbooks, and has a number of patents.
His main research focus is around information sharing, such as using trust and governance policies, threat analysis, cryptography, blockchain, eHealth, and triage within digital forensics. Bill has been named as one of the Top 100 people for Technology in Scotland for every year since 2012, and was also included in the FutureScot “Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World”. Recently his work on Secret Shares received “Innovation of the Year” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

0.75 hours verifiable CPD

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

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