Crofting Law Update Seminar

Date: 15th June 2021

Time: 10:00 - 12:40

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 2hours 30minutes

This seminar will update you on the latest developments in the area of crofting law, discuss recent case law and reflect on its most complex issues and what future developments to look out for.

2.5 hours verifiable CPD

With approximately 33,000 people living in crofting households and more than 550,000 hectares of common grazing land, crofting is of primary importance for the Scottish rural sector.

Traditionally considered a complex area of law, the future of crofting law has in recent years been the object of increased attention, and proposals have been made to change some of its most controversial aspects. At the same time, the recently published National Development Plan for Crofting highlights the key priorities for future action with a view to addressing upcoming challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Relevant for both crofting law specialists and rural law practitioners, this seminar will update you on the latest developments you need to be aware of in the area of crofting law, discuss recent case law and reflect on its most complex issues and what future developments to look out for.

Learning outcomes:

  • Hear about the Crofting Commission’s key areas of future work, priorities and sector’s main issues
  • Discuss the increasingly important connection between crofting law and climate change
  • Gain insight into the latest case law
  • Join a panel discussion on the main issues around crofting law and the future developments you should look out for
Speakers
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland
Head of Rural Business Development and Land Tenure, Scottish Government
Founder, Inksters
Senior Solicitor, Murchison Law
Head of Crofting Development , Crofting Commission
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland
Partner, Brodies LLP
Solicitor , Crofting Commission
Session One

chair

Alison McNab
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland

Heather Mack
Head of Crofting Development , Crofting Commission
  • Areas of future work
  • Key priorities and main issues to be addressed in the sector

Gordon Jackson
Head of Rural Business Development and Land Tenure, Scottish Government
  • Overview of the National Development Plan for Crofting
  • Environmental, biodiversity and climate change considerations
  • Food security
  • Policy considerations around crofting and housing
Session Two

Brian Inkster
Founder, Inksters
  • The main challenges and issues on crofting law
  • What are we working on
  • What should you look out for

Chair

Bruce Beveridge
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland

Stephen Cranston
Senior Solicitor, Murchison Law

Kirsty Macpherson
Partner, Brodies LLP

David Findlay
Solicitor , Crofting Commission
  • The main challenges and issues on crofting law
  • What are we working on
  • What should you look out for

chair

Alison McNab
Policy Executive, Law Society of Scotland

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£99.00
 
New lawyer:
£84.15
 
Non-member:
£113.85
 
Unemployed member:
£0.00
 

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