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

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Giving and receiving feedback

Developing an awareness of our strengths and weaknesses is vital if we wish to develop our full potential. Seeking feedback and acting upon it is an extremely useful tool in enhancing our strengths and addressing our blind spots. In addition, leaders may wish to guide and motivate their team by encouraging an environment where feedback is openly shared at an individual and team level.

Commercial law: How to advise innovative and evolving clients in Scotland

This seminar will highlight the current legal developments and consider commercial issues vital to supporting and working with innovative industries and early stage technology companies as a Scottish lawyer in 2018.

In-house annual conference 2018

We welcome all Scottish in-house lawyers for a day of networking, valuable insights and essential updates.

Applying for judicial appointments

Practical, intensive training to guide applicants through the competency-based selection process used when making judicial, quasi-judicial and public appointments, from completing the application form to excelling at interview.

Advocacy skills

Advocacy skills can be crucial in shaping the outcome of a case. Whether you work in civil or criminal law, are newly qualified or looking to make the move to solicitor advocate, this conference will have something for you.

It's the Law | Private client

Hear from carefully selected industry experts on a variety of practical and technical issues in estate planning, wills, trusts, and tax that impact your private client practice.

It's the Law | Conveyancing

At this It’s the Law conference we will delve into the most pressing issues in conveyancing practice and focus on the nuances and complexities of the modern client.

It's the Law | Family

Join our family law experts, peers and colleagues to explore the latest developments and challenges in the core areas of family law and practice.

Presenting

Presenting is fundamentally about interacting with other people, so face-to-face training is the only way to truly test and develop your skills. Join our partners, Sandstone Communications, on our first 'Commercial Skills for Young Professionals' course.

Cybersecurity and law conference

Join Deputy First Minister John Swinney, cybersecurity experts and leading legal minds to explore the best methods for keeping your data safe and what your legal obligations are in the event of a breach.

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 seminar

The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 has introduced significant changes to criminal procedure. From police station interviews to powers of arrest, it is absolutely essential that solicitors working in criminal law are fully aware of the new requirements imposed by this Act.

Essential financial skills for lawyers

This introductory one-day workshop is perfect for solicitors at all levels who wish to gain a practical working knowledge of finance. It would also be of particular relevance for solicitors looking towards their next career milestone or level of responsibility.

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