Date: 1st November 2020
Time: 09:00 - 15:05
CPD Hours: 4hours 30minutesThe Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the way historic childhood abuse claims are dealt with.
Due to Covid-19 we have postponed this event. We will endeavour to reschedule this event as soon as possible. If you have already booked a place for this event, or require more information, please email: email@example.com
5.5 hours verifiable CPD
The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the way historic childhood abuse claims are dealt with. It has now been three years since the Act came into force, and awards have been granted by the courts under the new legislation. But what are the practical and legal challenges faced by practitioners working for both pursuers and defenders?
Chaired by Kim Leslie, Partner, Digby Brown, the programme will offer an overview of the 2017 Act, and provide an opportunity for knowledge sharing about managing cases involving historic childhood abuse. The seminar will offer comprehensive updates on recent cases and awards, discuss the main challenges you encounter when intimating and investigating claims, and delve into practical considerations for dealing with trauma and vulnerable clients.
- Refresh your knowledge of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017, the changes it introduced and the key definitions to keep in mind
- Hear about recent decisions and awards
- Discuss the key issues and challenges in conducting historic abuse cases for both pursuers and defenders
- Understand the definition and impact of trauma, and get practical guidance for dealing with your vulnerable clients while also preserving your own wellbeing
- Kim Leslie, Partner, Digby Brown
- Donald Henderson, Head of Redress, Relations and Response Division, Scottish Government
- Andrea Summers, Solicitor to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
- Graeme Watson, Partner, Clyde & Co
- Anne McKechnie, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
- Laura Connor, Partner and head of Survivors Department and Mass Litigation Department, Thompsons Solicitors Scotland