San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Court Reform (Scotland) Act makes the most significant structural reforms of the Scottish court system for over 150 years. This conference is being held to mark the coming into force of key provisions of the Act and implementing rules.
9:15 - 9:30 Registration, Tea and Coffee
9:30 - 9:35 Dean of Faculty Introduction
9.35 - 10:40 Panel Session: The Minister, The Lord Justice Clerk &
The Deputy President of the Sheriff Court of Appeal
9:35 - 9:50 The Minister
9:50 - 10:10 The Lord Justice Clerk
10:10 - 10:40 The Deputy President
10.40 - 11.15 Personal Injury Work – Robert Milligan QC; Gordon Dalyell, Digby Brown
11.15 - 11.40 Coffee Break
11.40 - 13.00 Panel session: Claire Mitchell, David Sheldon QC, Ruth Crawford QC, Kirsty Hood.
11.40 - 12.00 Claire Mitchell, Advocate - "The criminal Jurisdiction of the Sheriff Appeal Court"
12.00 - 12.20 – David Sheldon QC “Calculating the exclusive competence and remits”
12.20 - 12.40 – Ruth Crawford QC “Judicial Review”
12.40 - 13.00 – Kirsty Hood, Advocate “Expenses”
Registration Tea and Coffee will be available from 9:15 for a 9:30am start.
When & Where
Faculty of Advocates
About the Faculty of Advocates
The Faculty of Advocates is the professional body to which all Advocates belong. Its history dates back to the sixteenth century.
The Faculty is responsible for: (i) prescribing the criteria and procedure for admission to the public office of Advocate and for removal from that office; and (ii) regulating the professional practice, conduct and discipline of Advocates. These responsibilities have been delegated to the Faculty by the Court of Session under the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010.
The Faculty maintains the Advocates' Library and an extensive collect of artworks and artefacts connected with Scotland's legal history.
The Faculty promotes and supports the administration of justice and the rule of law in Scotland.