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Scottish Paralegal Association Autumn Conference 2019 – Schedule Announced!

10 Sep
SPA Conference 2019

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Scottish Paralegal Conference
Autumn Conference 2019

Thursday 19th September 2019
Apex Hotel, Dundee

Full day event covering Conveyancing, Family Law, Debt Recovery and Private Client.

8:30 – 9:15  Registration
9:15 – 9:20  Welcome and  Opening Remarks – Sandra Reid, SPA President
9:20 – 9:25  Welcome – Lorna Innes, Development Director, First Scottish
9:25 – 9:30  Welcome – Sandy Lamb, Partner, Lindsays
9:30 – 9:40  Welcome – Scott Williamson, Chairman, Blackadders
9:40 – 9:50  Welcome – Elizabeth Birrell, Business Development Manager, Stewart Title

9:50 – 10:15 Making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas – Clare Tasker, Account Manager, Coal Authority

10:15 – 10:45 Our work and priorities, past present and future – Jennifer Henderson, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

10:45 – 10:50 Update on the Accredited Paralegal Status – Janet Rieu-Clark, Law Society of Scotland

10:50 – 11:15 Comfort Break and Move to breakout rooms
11:15 – 12:00 Breakout Sessions
12:00 – 12:45 Breakout Sessions
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Breakout Sessions
14:15 – 15:00 Breakout Sessions
15:00 – 15:15 Comfort Break
15:15 – 16:00 Breakout Sessions
16:00 – 16:05 Move back to main hall
16:05 – 16:10 Closing speech

Breakout Sessions 
Conveyancing (City Suite): Chair – Sandra Reid
11:15 – 12:00
Amanda Mackay, Director, Lindsays
What Happened in Conveyancing 2018?
12:00 – 12:45
Suzi Low, Associate, Blackadders
Corporate Security Rights in Scotland
13:30 – 14:15
Valerie Clough, First Scottish
Today’s Recipe – Burdens and Servitudes with a dash of Sasine
14:15 – 15:00
Ruth Baxter, Registers of Scotland
ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service
15:15 – 16:00
Susan Law, Partner, Lindsays
Is it easier buying a New Build or should we stay Traditional?

Family Law (Barcelona Suite): Chair – Jenny Livingston
11:15 – 12:00
Amanda Wilson, Partner, Thorntons
Drafting Agreements – Separation, Co-Habitation & Pre-Nuptial
12:00 – 12:45
Maggie Hughes, Advocate
Enrichment and Subsidarity – which trumps?
13:30 – 14:15
Jennifer Gallagher, Partner, Lindsays
Court Actions regarding Children
14:15 – 15:00
Cheryl Wallace, Associate, Thorntons
Financial Provision following Separation
15:15 – 16:00
Maggie Hughes, Advocate
A Review of recent cases under the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and the implications for public law remedies under the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.

Executry (Vancouver Suite): Chair – Louise Duguid

11:15 – 12:00
Sandy Lamb, Partner, Lindsays
Duties and Rights of an Executor
12:00 – 12:45
Lorna Christine, Partner, Thorntons
Practical Implications of Trust Registration
13:30 – 14:15
Scott Williamson, Chairmand, Blackadders
The Pursuit of Excellence
14:15 – 15:00
Andrew Miller, Estate Research
Risk Management in Estate Administration
15:15 – 16:00
Brendan Kelly, Callan Accountancy
Taxation of Estates and Registering your Estates with HMRC

Litigation (Inspire Suite): Chair – Ann Clark
11:15 – 12:00
Colin Hamilton, Partner, Gillespie Macandrew
Planning Law – Present and Future
12:00 – 12:45
Fiona Cameron, Partner, Gillespie Macandrew
Employment Law: The start, middle and end – Practical tips and key case updates on commencing an employment relationship; issues that can arise during an employment relationship; and negotiated exits.
13:30 – 14:15
Stephen Cowan, Managing Director, Yuill & Kyle
A Cantor through the joys of legal debt recovery
14:15 – 15:00
Alex Irvine, Partner, Fraser Irvine
Ships, Banks and on Dependence
15:15 – 16:00
Alex Irvine, Partner, Fraser Irvine
Cross Border Service and Enforcement – Beyond Brexit

Tickets are limited and can be purchased here

Should you have any queries or miss the purchase tickets deadline please contact info@scottish-paralegal.org.uk.

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