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Webinar by Jon Kiddie, Advocate

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CPD 1.5 hours

PEAT Outcome - Relevant legal knowledge


This Zoom webinar will cover how to instruct counsel and get the most out of Scotland’s independent referral bar, including advantages for solicitors and clients alike, establishing & maintaining a good working relationship, and what to expect. Times have changed, & modern day advocates no longer live in ivory towers. We are accessible, approachable, happy to help, and much more affordable and cost-effective that might be assumed.


This Zoom webinar will be interest to all legal professionals.


Jon Kiddie, Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers. Jon called to the Bar in 2020 following almost two decades in private practice, latterly as a solicitor advocate.

Much of his solicitor career he spent in law centres, including as Head of Civil Litigation at Legal Services Agency in Glasgow, and as Principal Solicitor at Renfrewshire Law Centre, where he served for eleven years, latterly as a solicitor advocate. His law centre work consisted principally of housing law, landlord/tenant rights, disrepair reparation, mortgage enforcement, employment tribunals and Judicial Review.

He has spoken at numerous conferences and training events, taught at the University of the West of Scotland, taken part in consultations on legislative reform, and had several articles and book reviews published, including in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. He has also served as an ad hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland. See the link below to view Jon's biography.

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