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Tackling Abuse: The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 and the Domestic Abuse Bill

CPD 3 hours

Registration and coffee 9.30am

PEAT Outcome - relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

James Chalmers will discuss the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Exploitation (S) Act 2016. In particular, the new offence of disclosing an intimate photograph and film, and the changes this has made to the substantive criminal law. James will also discuss section 1 of the Act, which provides for an offence to be regarded as aggravated when it involves abuse, and the provisions relating to jury directions in section 6.

Nicola Gilchrist will discuss the Domestic Abuse Bill. In particular, Nicola will discuss the changes this act intends to introduce and the practical effects this will have for both solicitors and victims of domestic abuse.

PARTICIPANTS

This seminar will be particularly relevant to legal professionals and practitioners who work in criminal law and with victims of domestic violence. It will also be highly relevant to support workers, advocacy workers and social workers who work with people affected by domestic violence and sexual exploitation.

SPEAKERS

James Chalmers was appointed to the Regius Chair of Law at Glasgow University in 2012, having previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Professor Chalmers is currently assistant editor of Renton and Brown's Criminal Procedure, and a member of the Criminal Courts Rules Council, the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and the editorial board of the Criminal Law Review. His principal area of academic interest is criminal law, and has written extensively on substantive and evidential aspects of criminal law.

Nicola Gilchrist is an Advocate with Arnot Manderson Advocates. Nicola is experienced in all aspects of family and child law. Nicola’s expertise in child law encompasses child abduction, complex jurisdiction issues, children’s referrals, permanence orders and petitions for adoption where she has acted for both the petitioner and respondent. Nicola is a curator ad litem and reports to the Court in this regard. She successfully acted in the first forced marriage case to be heard in Scotland. She has a particular interest in cases that include sensitive cross-cultural issues. Nicola is also regularly instructed in financial provision claims on divorce and on cessation of cohabitation. She was appointed as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute in 2015. She was appointed as a Director of Scottish Women’s Aid in 2013 where she now holds the position of Vice Chair and as a director of relationships Scotland 2015 and is a lead statement taker for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00-11.15 The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Exploitation (S) Act 2016, James Chalmers

11.15-11.30 Tea/Coffee

11.30-12.45 The Domestic Abuse Bill, Nicola Gilchrist

12.45-1.00 Q&A

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G3 6ST

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