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Our CPD programme

WS Copyright Law Event

In conversation with
Dr Eleonora Rosati
IP and copyright lawyer

Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The Pommery Champagne Café Bar
Signet Library,
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

CPD: 1.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland)

Dr Eleonora Rosati will be in conversation with Gill Grassie, Partner, Brodies on a wide range of legal issues affecting EU and UK copyright.

Eleonora is an Italian-qualified lawyer with a wealth of experience in the area of copyright. She holds two law degrees from the University of Florence, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute. Eleonora is guest lecturer in copyright law at EDHEC Business School and edits the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Previously, Eleonora was a Post-Doctoral Legal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and worked in the IP department of Bird & Bird in Milan and London.

This event has been created to bring together Scottish IP lawyers to hear the latest international copyright developments. There will be drinks in the Champagne Bar as part of the event.

Delegate rate (including glass of champagne) £30 plus VAT. Book now.

For more information please contact

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 Caffè. 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

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.

18 September
WS Wills and Estates Conference

2 October
WS Employment Law Conference

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