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WS Energy Law Conference 2016

Thursday 28 April 2016
The Signet Library, Edinburgh
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
CPD: 3.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)


The popular WS Energy Law Conference brings together lawyers, professional advisors, investors and developers to consider the legal aspects and commercial opportunities for energy projects in Scotland, with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy. This year's programme will address:
• The Scottish Government's new energy strategy
• Regulatory developments including the Energy Bill
• Legal practice case studies, presented by private practice and in-house counsel
• A market update on funding renewable projects
• A discussion on new technology across a variety of renewable projects
• A community energy session
• Title risk management in renewable projects
Chaired by David Bone (Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Harper Macleod),

speakers include:
Mary McAllan (Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government)
Craig Whelton and Peter Ward (Burness Paull LLP)
Susie Lind (Head of Legal, EDF Renewables)
Chris Rodgers (Head of Energy Finance, Close Brothers)
Janice Pauwels (Head of Energy, City of Edinburgh Council)
Reemah Mannah (Solicitor and Senior Underwriter, Titlesolv UK)

Delegate rates:
Writer to the Signet: £ 120 + VAT
Non-member: £ 180 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.

Bookings can be made here. For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS (abennett@wssociety.co.uk)


WS Personal Injury Conference 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016
The Signet Library, Edinburgh
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
CPD: 3.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Sheriff Katherine Mackie
will open this year’s WS Personal Injury Law Conference with a keynote address on the topic of All-Scotland Sheriff PI Court. Sheriff Mackie will provide her insight into establishing values in the new specialist court. The conference programme will also cover:

- Case law update, including the recent Supreme Court decision Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP
- Current developments in quantum
- Expert witnesses: a medical expert’s insight into orthopaedic conditions
- Rehabilitation: case management in brain injury cases
- Foreign travel claims – the complexities and implications of accidents overseas

Chaired by Fraser Simpson (Head of Union and Industrial Disease Departments, Digby Brown), speakers include:

- Sheriff Katherine Mackie
- D I Mackay QC (Compass Chambers)
- Robert Milligan QC (Compass Chambers)
- Angus D MacLean (Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary)
- Dr Andrew Harrison (Consultant Neuropsychologist, Case Management Services)
- Graeme Garrett (Head of Foreign and Travel Law, Digby Brown)

Delegate rates:

Writer to the Signet: £ 120 + VAT
Non-member: £ 180 + VAT
Trainee/student: £ 80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.
Bookings can be made here. For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS (abennett@wssociety.co.uk)

WS Sports Law Seminar 2016

Thursday 19 May 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm


Renowned international sports lawyer, Paolo Lombardi, will be in conversation with Bruce Caldow, (Harper Macleod) on the subject of international football regulation, following his appearance in the landmark case of FC Barcelona at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

Previously Head of Disciplinary and Governance at FIFA, Paolo is now Managing Director at Lombardi Associates, a UK-based football advisory business. Paulo provides advice on international football regulation to football stakeholders worldwide. Whilst with FIFA, Paolo gained significant experience in disputes arising from transfers of players and was then responsible for disciplinary, doping, football governance and ethics-related issues. He was actively involved in drafting FIFA regulations. Paolo has dealt with numerous high profile international football disputes and disciplinary cases. He regularly represents clients at FIFA, UEFA and CAS. His working languages are English, Italian, Spanish and French.

Bruce Caldow is Scotland’s top sports lawyer. He leads Harper Macleod’s sports law practice. Bruce advises sports clients in relation to regulatory, disciplinary and governance matters. Clients include the Scottish Rugby Union, for whom Bruce is the national team's lawyer, Scottish Gymnastics and Scottish Swimming. Bruce is a chairman for the SFA judicial and appellate panels.

There will be drinks at the Signet Library as part of the event.

Delegate rate £40 plus VAT. Book now.

CPD: 1.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

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

WS Financial Services Conference 2016

Tuesday 24 May 2016
The Signet Library, Edinburgh
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Lady Susan Rice CBE
will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural WS Financial Services Conference on 24 May. The conference will be of interest to specialist and in-house financial services lawyers as well as other professionals involved in regulation and compliance in the financial services sector. John Sutherland, Senior Adviser with the Bank of England will also address delegates on risk before a panel of several respected members of the banking sector will talk about their experience in implementing the Senior Managers' Regime for the benefit of those now involved in its wider application. Other speakers and panellists include:
Miller McLean FCIBS WS, Chairman, Adam & Company (Conference Chair)
Aileen Taylor, Chief Governance Officer and Board Counsel, RBS
Jeremy Fraser, Head of Legal Services, Sainsbury's Bank
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive, Chartered Banker Institute
Andrew Stewart QC WS, Arnot Manderson

Delegate rates:

Writers to the Signet: £ 120 + VAT
Non-members: £ 180 + VAT
Trainees/students: £ 80 + VAT

All rates include lunch at the Signet Library.

Bookings can be made here. For more information please contact Nicole Hatch WS (nhatch@wssociety.co.uk).

WS/ALA Agricultural Law Conference 2016

Friday 3 June 2016
The Signet Library, Edinburgh
08:50 am – 4.00 pm
CPD: 4 hours (Law Society of Scotland)


The longstanding Agricultural Law Association and WS Society Joint Conference on Agricultural Law returns for its nineteenth year on 3 June 2016.

The conference will be chaired by Jon Robertson WS, Turcan Connell. The full programme can be viewed here.

The popular conference is open to both members and non-members of the ALA and WS Society. All materials and lunch are included. Please book here to avoid disappointment.

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

Delegates rate: £190 plus VAT

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WS Corporate Law Conference 2016

Thursday 9 June 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

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

WS Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

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

WS Employment Law Conference 2016

Thursday 29 September 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Nicole Hatch WS (nhatch@wssociety.co.uk).

WS/STEP Private Client Conference 2016

Thursday 6 October 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

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

WS Property Law Conference 2016

Thursday 20 October 2016
Signet Library, Edinburgh


CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS (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 2016.

CPD Course  Date    CPD hours 
WS Financial Crime Seminar  28 January    1.5 
WS Charities Conference  3 March    
WS/CLG Crofting Law Conference  17 March     4.5 
WS Energy Law Conference  28 April     3.5 
WS Intellectual Property Conference  21 April    
WS Personal Injury Conference  12 May    
WS Financial Services Conference  24 May    
WS/ALA Agricultural Law Conference  3 June    
WS Corporate Law Conference   9 June    
WS Commercial Dispute Resolution Conference  8 September    
WS Employment Law Conference   29 September    
WS/STEP Private Client Conference  6 October    
WS Property Law Conference   20 October    

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)