We are delighted to be returning to the Hilton Glasgow for the first in our Scots Law 2023 Conference Series, exclusively available to delegates in person on the day.
The effective criminal practitioner not only requires a detailed knowledge of legal developments but also a keen grasp of the practice of criminal law.
Chaired by Neil Hay of Levy & MacRae, this new conference, taking place at the Glasgow Hilton, will cover topics ranging from discovery of evidence in criminal litigation and sexual offences (in particular in relation to applications under s275 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995), to GDPR and cyber attack risk management, how to avoid complaints, and domestic abuse.
Questions to be considered will include:
what is the prosecution response to offending involving domestic abuse?
what are the remedies available for discovery of evidence in criminal proceedings?
what can and cannot be asked during trials involving sexual allegations?
what lessons can practitioners learn from the experience of being appointed as a Sheriff?
how do you avoid criminal law defence practitioner complaints?
what are the risks that law firms face in relation to GDPR and cyber attacks?
We look forward to welcoming you to this comprehensive conference only available in person at the Hilton Glasgow.
What’s being covered?
Criminal law defence practitioner complaints and how to avoid them
In this session the types of complaints that the criminal law practitioner is now facing will be addressed with a focus on how best to address complaints, how to anticipate them and more importantly, how to prevent them.
William Macreath, Levy & McRae
s275 – a practitioner’s guide
Often referred to as the ‘rape shield’ there are restrictions on what can and cannot be asked of complainers in most trials involving sexual allegations. The rules are, however, not absolute. Paul Mullen provides a practical guide to what can and cannot be asked during trials with a view to the recent line of authority from the High Court.
Paul Mullen, Livingstone Brown
A change in perspective
In this session Sheriff Johnson will reflect on what she has learned as a Sheriff that she would have found useful as a court practitioner.
Sheriff Krista Johnson
Discovery of evidence in criminal litigation
This session will provide solicitors with a practical guide to remedies available for discovery of evidence in criminal proceedings. Disclosure applications, recovery of documents and precognition on oath of witnesses will all be covered.
Neil Hay, Levy & McRae
Prosecution of domestic abuse
Moira Price, National Procurator Fiscal for Domestic Abuse will discuss the prosecution response to offending involving domestic abuse, with reference to the Joint Protocol between COPFS and Police Scotland “In Partnership Tackling Domestic Abuse”, and the application of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.
Moira Price, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Regulatory risk management for law firms – GDPR and cyber attacks
Alastair Gray, Solicitor Advocate and Head of Scotland at rradar will outline the risks that law firms face in relation to GDPR and cyber attacks, the regulatory obligations upon firms and the best practice approach to risk management in these areas.