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Our CPD programme

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.


• 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 Caffè

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

Book now.

For more information please contact

WS Property Law Conference 2014

In association with First Title and Miller & Bryce

Thursday 23 October 2014
Signet Library, Edinburgh
9.00 am – 1.00 pm

This time next year, will you be carrying out conveyancing in the same way? As technology advances and conveyancing evolves, many practitioners face the challenge of developing their practice in the property sector. The flagship WS Property Law Conference will this year adopt the theme “fit for the future – a practitioner’s guide”. The conference will provide information and solutions to help you prepare for changes to the legal landscape.

Bruce Beveridge WS
Faisal Choudry (Head of Research, Savills Scotland)
Gavin MacColl (Advocate, Hastie Stable)
Ann Stewart WS (Head of Knowledge, Shepherd + Wedderburn)
Professor Stewart Brymer WS
Registers of Scotland

Current perspectives on the UK property market
Key cases from 2014
Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – a definitive guide
Recent work of the PSG – New Standard Clauses
Last minute essentials – The Land Registration (Scotland) Act 2012
Digital Signatures and the Law Society of Scotland Smartcard

Book now.

Delegate rates:

WS member: £ 110 + VAT
Non-member: £ 125 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 65 + VAT

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

CPD/TCPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS

WS/CLG Crofting Law Conference 2014

Wednesday 29 October 2014
9.30 am – 5 pm
Lochmaddy Hall, North Uist

This year’s conference will address the impact of the recently passed Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013 and will include an update from the administrators of the Crofting Law Sump (Derek Flyn and Keith Graham), specially created to assist the Scottish Government to investigate the issues and problems in the new legislation which are causing difficulties for crofters, landlords and other stakeholders. In addition, the conference will include the following sessions:

• The Curse of. 19B – Crofting Conveyancing in the New World;
• The Deer Crofter;
• Crofting Law and Scottish Private Law - Irregularities and Anomalies; and
• Case law update.

The conference will be chaired by Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bt, QC and other confirmed contributors include:

• Eilidh Ross, Associate, Inksters and Committee Member of the Crofting Law Group;
• Duncan Burd, Partner, Anderson MacArthur;
• Rhona Elrick, Registers of Scotland;
• Joseph Kerr, Crofting Commission
• David Findlay, Associate, Macleod & MacCallum; and
• Neil MacDougall of Westwater Advocates.

Delegate rates:

CLG/WS member: £150 + VAT
Non-CLG/WS member: £200+ VAT
Retired/unemployed CLG member: £75 + VAT
Trainee/Student: £75 + VAT

All rates include lunch

CPD/TCPD: 5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Book now.

For more information please contact Nicole Hatch <331>>.

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

29 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