Our upcoming events are listed below including CPD & Training, sole practitioners networking meetings and dedicated events for students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors.

Find out about upcoming Smartcard events

Advocacy Focused Workshops: Advanced Level CPD

These workshops focus on core skills for both your written and oral advocacy needs. Designed to assist solicitor advocates refine their techniques and enhance effectiveness in the course of their practice; they remain equally relevant to solicitors who are involved in litigation and wish to refresh or refine their written and oral advocacy skills to an advanced level or work towards qualifying for higher rights of audience.

Conveyancing Conference 2022 CPD

Join us across two afternoons to hear from conveyancing experts and meet with peers and colleagues to explore the latest developments and discuss the core challenges in various areas of property law practice.

Commercial Leasing Update Seminar CPD

As the commercial property sector continues to recover from the turbulence of the past two years, join us for our Commercial Leasing Update Seminar.

Sole Practitioners and High Street Firm Conference CPD

Our annual sole practitioner and high street firm conference returns to bring you a vital pool of information, delivered in an accessible manner to support you to stay abreast of current issues and benefit from insights on specialised practice points that are most relevant to the current work on your desk.

Conversations on Progression

Role models, sharing knowledge and support are three of the most important elements in the campaign for gender equality in the legal profession. As part of our gender quality action plan, this year we’re hosting a series of events that combine these elements to help further the cause of gender equality. These events will give women planning the next steps in their careers the opportunity to hear from, speak to and learn from amazing women who have already taken those steps. Building on earlier events, and linking to the theme of 2022's International Women's Day (#breakthebias) this informative session will focus on developing a career in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as well as the challenges and benefits that come with working in ADR. We are grateful to our confirmed speakers who are ideally placed to offer their wisdom, inspiration and support: - Anne Hall Dick - Founder of Inkdance Family Mediation - Rachael Bicknell - Founder of Squaring Circles mediation Service. - Susan Oswald - Partner, SKO Family Law Specialists If you have any ideas for future events please contact diversity@lawscot.org.uk

Risk Management and Governance Certified Course CPD

The course does not require a risk management background and promotes an easily accessible approach to risk decision making. It is suitable for both in-house lawyers and those who manage risk in private practice.

Commercial Property Law Conference CPD

Join us in August 2022 as our expert speakers bring to you key legal updates, strategic insight, and practical guidance on issues ranging from planning permissions; effective procurement strategies; effect of state subsidies on real estate; key considerations around data protection; confidentiality agreements and how to use them for best results for your clients.

Essential Financial Skills Course CPD

This course breaks through financial jargon and helps to interpret account statements and balance sheets. We will also explain budget control and accurate forecasting, effective cost-management, how to understand company accounts and cash flow statements as well as how to make a business case for investment.

AML and Financial Crime Conference CPD

With a mix of scenario-based sessions and examples of good and poor practice, we will discuss effective ways to identify, assess, manage and prevent the risks of money laundering and financial crime.

Emotional Intelligence for Enhanced Performance CPD

Join us for online for a deep-dive into the landscape of emotional intelligence for enhanced performance.

Introduction to Legal Project Management Seminar CPD

In this seminar our expert speakers will introduce you to the leading principles of Legal Project Management. Across two hours, they will identify tools and techniques which will aid delegates in improving and fine-tuning the delivery of their legal services. Our speakers will also share insights on how implementing project management can benefit their clients and firm.

Law and Technology Conference 2022 CPD

With a dynamic agenda focussing on the issues that are most relevant to you and your practice such as tech-related skills and procurement, client service delivery, risk management and much more, save the date in your diary and look out for full programme details to be confirmed soon.