Topics to be addressed will be the remedies the court can grant in judicial review proceedings, recovery of damages in private law proceedings for breaches of statutory duty, and the role of the SPSO in securing administrative justice. Registration is from 4. Teas and coffees will be available beforehand and there will be an informal drinks reception from 6.
We do not charge for attendance, but in return we ask that if you book a place and later find that you cannot attend, please let us know so that somebody on the waiting list is able to go instead. We are delighted to announce the full programme for our seventh Annual Summer Conference , which will take place on Monday 8 June at the Roxburghe Hotel , 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh and is sponsored by Axiom Advocates.
Andrew Stewart QC will go on to discuss development of the new judicial review reforms in Scotland. Denis Edwards, Advocate will then present on judicial review reform and lessons from England. Andrew Mylne , Head of the Non-Government Bills Unit at the Scottish Parliament will examine developments in the legislative procedures of the Scottish Parliament as well as the legal process for further devolution. Professor Christine Bell , Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Edinburgh will then address delegates on the constitutional implications of the draft clauses.
Delegates will have the opportunity to ask a diverse range of speakers for their views on important issues of public law arising from the results of the General Election. The event is eligible for 6. Registration and coffee takes place from 9am — 9. Lunch is provided from pm. The conference will come to a close at 5pm followed by a drinks reception.
The conference will comprise 5 sessions. The first of the morning sessions will focus on public law developments in Scotland. The second session will then go on to consider further devolution for Scotland , including the implications of the draft Scotland Bill clauses.
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The third session aims to provide an update on public law developments outside Scotland , including a look at nuclear weapons, international law and the Republic of the Marshall Islands case in the ICJ. Professor John Curtice will then provide his reflections on the General Election in the fourth session. The panel members will be announced in the run up to the conference.
The full programme will be available on the SPLG website shortly. Do we live in a surveillance society?
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If so, why? If you are interested in any of these issues, come along and hear from our fantastic panel of speakers:. This event is free and will count towards 1. The Scottish Public Law Group is delighted to announce that our next event, held in partnership with the Europa Institute and the Faculty of Advocates, will take place on 29 September This lecture offers a reflection on the application of the Charter in the recent case law of the European Court of Justice.
Registration opens at 4pm and the lecture and opportunity for questions from the audience will run from 4. The event will be eligible for 1. The event is free but places are limited and can be secured by registering in advance here. The Scottish Public Law Group would also like to bring to your attention another event that may be of interest:.
The Faculty of Advocates is hosting an event during the Edinburgh International Festival to look at the vital role played by the rule of law in world affairs. The venue for the event, which will count for 1. The event will take place on August 25 from We are excited to announce the full programme for our sixth Annual Summer Conference, which is taking place on Monday 9 June and is sponsored by Axiom Advocates.
This session will be chaired by Lady Stacey. Douglas Ross , Advocate, will provide an update on Scots judicial review cases and topics. As First Standing Junior counsel to the Scottish Ministers, he has been instructed in some of the most interesting judicial review and public law cases in Scotland. Gerry is well placed to draw upon his wealth of experience in these areas and in public law in general.
Lynda Towers , Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament will provide an update on key legislation in the Scottish Parliament. John F Larkin QC will use his experience as Attorney General for Northern Ireland to give an insight into the role of law officers in dealing with issues of legislative competence and, more generally, their role in supporting and maintaining the rule of law. In this exciting addition to the programme, delegates will have the chance to ask a diverse range of speakers for their views on important issues of public law and to explore their reflections from the conference.
Students and Groups: email emma. The conference will comprise five sessions. The first of the morning sessions will consider public law developments in Scotland.
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The third session aims to provide the annual update on public law developments in England and the EU , as well a consideration of public law issues in the Haas Peace Process. The panel members will be announced nearer to the conference. The event is eligible for 6 hours of CPD. Registration, with coffee, takes place from 8. Lunch is provided from 1 — 2pm if you have any dietary requirements please let us know at enquiries splg. The conference will come to a close at 5pm and will be followed by a drinks reception. For group bookings and student tickets please contact enquiries splg.
Thereafter we welcome you to a drinks reception, sponsored by the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, at 8pm outside the Playfair Library.
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All are welcome to attend. The event is free and may count towards 2 hours of CPD. As the capacity of the venue is limited, if you book a place and later find out that you cannot attend, please let us know so that we can reallocate your place. I f you have any access, communication or other needs please contact enquiries splg. The SPLG are excited to announce that our next event features the distinguished Scottish justices, Lords Hope and Hodge , who will reflect on changes in Scots public law. The event will be held on Friday 28 th February Lord Hope will reflect on the changes in public law during his time at the House of Lords and Supreme Court.
During the event, he will reflect on how Scots public law changed at the Court of Session during his time there.
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The event will be chaired by Lady Dorrian, who was appointed as a Senator of the College of Justice in , having served as a Temporary Judge since She was appointed to the Inner House in November The event will take place in Court One, Parliament House and will start at 5pm , with tea and coffee served from 4. The event will be followed by a drinks reception between and The event is free and will count towards 1. To be added to the waiting list, please email emma. The capacity of the venue is limited, so we ask that if you have booked a place and later find out that you cannot attend, please let us know so that somebody on the waiting list can attend instead.
The organisers wish to thank the Lord President for permission to use Court 1, and to acknowledge the generous support for this event from the Faculty of Advocates. See below for details. The Scottish Public Law Group are delighted to invite you to a special free event, which will take place this autumn, featuring both the Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, and the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, who will reflect on developments in information law in the UK and Scotland. This is a rare opportunity to hear both Commissioners speaking at the same event about this quickly evolving area of public law.
The event will begin promptly at 5. This event is free and will count towards CPD.