Date: 23rd October 2019
Time: 09:00 - 16:05
Law Society of Scotland
144 Morrison Street
CPD Hours: 5hours 30minutesThis conference will address several recent developments, not just outlining the law but offering practical, case-study based advice on how to best adjust to these challenges.
5.5 hours verifiable CPD
There is a lot to talk about in criminal law right now. The ramifications of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 continue to be felt, and the subsequent case law has clarified some areas while complexifying others. In addition to this, the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 has brought its own changes while recent high-profile cases featuring social media have raised questions as to the admissibility of livestreamed evidence and its risks of falling in contempt of court.
All of these issues, and more, will be addressed at the Criminal law conference this October.
At this event you will:
- Discuss the key implications of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 and how they will affect the role of a solicitor
- Bring clarity to issues such as s38 offences, police station interviews and the use of evidence from social media
- Learn practical tips and tricks to improve your court work and criminal practice.
- Fred Mackintosh QC, Terra Firma Chambers
- Claire Mitchell QC, Compass Chambers
- Sheriff Frank Crowe
- Stuart Munro, Director, Livingstone Brown
- Gillian Mawdsley, Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland
- Iain Paterson, Solicitor Advocate, Paterson Bell
- Alan Robertson, Senior Associate, MBS Solicitors
- Safeena Rashid, Advocate, Hastie Stable
- Jeff Gibbons, Criminal Justice Reform, Scottish Government Justice Directorate