Education

The Signet Library - outstanding venue for corporate or private events. more

Gran Caffθ
open Monday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm. more

Book online for seminars and courses. more

Our CPD programme

WS Commercial Litigation Conference

Axiom Advocates

Tuesday 9 September 2014
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Signet Library, Edinburgh


Lord Malcolm will deliver the keynote presentation at this essential event designed for commercial litigators and in-house commercial lawyers. The theme of the conference is the future of commercial litigation in Scotland. The programme will address a variety of current issues for practitioners and possible changes to the management of litigation in the Commercial Court.

Sessions include:

• The Judge’s wish list
• Costs and expenses
• Thoughts on aspects of commercial cases in England and elsewhere
• Commercial Arbitration
• Case law update
• The client experience – a view from in-house counsel

Speakers include:

• Lord Malcolm
• Kenny McBrearty QC
• Sheila Webster WS (Davidson Chalmers)
• Jim Cormack WS (Pinsent Masons)
• Brandon Malone WS (McClure Naismith)

Delegate rates:
WS member: £ 105 + VAT
Non-member: £ 120 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 60 + VAT

All rates include lunch in the Signet Library's Gran Caffθ. Coffee will be served from 9.00 am, and the conference will begin at 9.30 am.

CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Book now

For more information please contact Anna Bennett abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS/STEP Private Client Conference, Risk in Wills and Estates

Thursday 25 September 2014
Signet Library, Edinburgh
9.00 am – 12.30 pm

The Honourable Lord Tyre
will deliver the keynote presentation at the inaugural WS Society and STEP Scotland joint conference. The conference is designed for private client solicitors, trust and executry practitioners and other professional advisers. The theme of the conference is Risk in Wills and Estates. The conference will cover the legal and practical aspects of lifetime tax planning and post death matters.

Speakers include:

• The Hon Lord Tyre
• Mark Stewart (Brodies LLP)
• Christian Melville WS (Morton Fraser)
• Derek Francis (Terra Firma)
• Carole Hope WS (Murray Beith Murray)

Sessions include:

• Best practice in tax and succession matters
• High net worth clients – estate planning for business and land owners
• Deprivation of assets – nursing home fees and anti avoidance measures
• Post death estate and tax planning
• Problem executries – contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters

Delegate rates:

WS member: £ 105 + VAT
Non-member: £ 120 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 60 + VAT

All rates include lunch in the Signet Library's Gran Caffθ.

CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

To book click here.

For more information please contact abennett@wssociety.co.uk

WS Employment Law Conference 2014

In association with the Hastie Stable

Thursday 2 October 2014
8.45 am – 12.30 pm
Signet Library, Edinburgh


Now in its fourth year, the highly regarded WS Employment Law Conference returns on 2 October. The conference brings together leading legal experts to deliver an essential update on the latest changes across a range of topics. The conference offers comprehensive and practical advice for employment lawyers and HR professionals.

Speakers:

• Innes Clark WS (Morton Fraser) - Conference chair
• Brian Napier QC (Hastie Stable) - Keynote speaker
• Mel Sangster (Burness Paull)
• Michael Howlin QC (Hastie Stable)
• Stephen Miller (Simpson & Marwick)

Sessions include:

• An employment law round up – what’s new and what to expect
• Holiday pay and the challenge from Europe - recent case law developments
• Shared parental leave - fundamentals of the new framework
• The evolution of TUPE – impact of the 2014 regulations
• The top 3 cases of 2014

Delegate rates:

WS member: £ 105 + VAT
Non-member: £ 120 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 60 + VAT

All rates include lunch in the Signet Library’s Gran Caffθ

CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Book now.

For more information please contact abennett@wssociety.co.uk.

WS CPD upcoming events

WS CPD events combine high quality technical learning with the opportunity to interact and network with others in your sector. The following programme of CPD events will take place in 2014.

23 October
WS Property Law Conference

31 October
WS/CLG Crofting Law Conference

Every solicitor in Scotland must undertake a minimum of 15 hours of verifiable CPD per practice year. All WS Society training events qualify as verifiable CPD and TCPD. Discounted rates apply for WS members.

For more information on CPD events please contact:
Anna Bennett abennett@wssociety.co.uk