Events

The Society organises a variety of events for Members throughout out the year including regular CPD seminars and social events such as theatre trips, lunches and our annual dinner.

Click here for the Public Holidays 2019.

Click the below link for the calendar of events planned so far for 2019.

Download event calendar

LSS Remote Access Seminar – Introduction to ADR

24/04/2019
6:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Introduction to ADR
Speaker: Richard Farndale, Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
6.00pm on 24 April 2019

We’ve been working with the LSS to bring you some more seminars. These will be offered free via remote access, see below. Obviously as they are in an evening I do need to know we have enough people to make it viable to have the library open so I do need an RSVP. We will only be offering access if 6 or more people commit to coming, so please do let me know if you wish to come – and latterly if you need to change your plans.

Just email if you wish to come. There is no cost involved so there will be no refreshments but feel free to bring your own. The library will be open from 5.45 to allow you to come in and get settled before the session starts. It should finish about 7 but we won’t chase you out till 7.30 if you wish to network and discuss the seminar.

Lord Lyon talk

30/04/2019
7:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Dr Joseph Morrow, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, will give us a talk on Scottish Heraldry and the work of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

Lord Lyon talk – full details and booking form

May Library Lunch

03/05/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Starter and Main course in May.

Full details

CPD: Quantum In Serious Injury Cases

13/05/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Lisa Henderson QC and Louise Milligan, Advocate on Quantum In Serious Injury Cases
This session will cover some of the issues that arise in assessing quantum in serious injury cases – such as life expectancy, the Ogden Tables, care and case management costs etc.

CPD booking form May to June 2019

CPD: Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

14/05/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

David Buchanan-Cook, Head of Strategic Insight at Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
Current trends in solicitor complaints, tips for avoiding complaints and best practice advice for when it happens to you!

CPD booking form May to June 2019

LSS Remote Access Seminar – Technology & Conveyancing

16/05/2019
6:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Technology & Conveyancing
Speaker: Kirstin Nee of Dual Title Insurance & Gary Donaldson of Millar & Bryce
6.00pm on 16 May 2019

We’ve been working with the LSS to bring you some more seminars. These will be offered free via remote access, see below. Obviously as they are in an evening I do need to know we have enough people to make it viable to have the library open so I do need an RSVP. We will only be offering access if 6 or more people commit to coming, so please do let me know if you wish to come – and latterly if you need to change your plans.

Just email if you wish to come. There is no cost involved so there will be no refreshments but feel free to bring your own. The library will be open from 5.45 to allow you to come in and get settled before the session starts. It should finish about 7 but we won’t chase you out till 7.30 if you wish to network and discuss the seminar.

June Library Lunch

07/06/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Main course and dessert in June.

Full details

LSS Remote Access Seminar – 20 years of the Human Rights Act

18/06/2019
6:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

20 years of the Human Rights Act
Speaker: Ximena Vengoechea, Advocate
6pm on 18 June 2019

We’ve been working with the LSS to bring you some more seminars. These will be offered free via remote access, see below. Obviously as they are in an evening I do need to know we have enough people to make it viable to have the library open so I do need an RSVP. We will only be offering access if 6 or more people commit to coming, so please do let me know if you wish to come – and latterly if you need to change your plans.

Just email if you wish to come. There is no cost involved so there will be no refreshments but feel free to bring your own. The library will be open from 5.45 to allow you to come in and get settled before the session starts. It should finish about 7 but we won’t chase you out till 7.30 if you wish to network and discuss the seminar.

CPD: Hot Topics in Health & Safety

20/06/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Bruce Craig and Willie Park of Pinsent Masons on Hot Topics in Health & Safety
This session will cover current issues of interest and concern in the constantly-developing area of health & safety.

CPD booking form May to June 2019

CPD: Family Law: Protection, Planning and Pitfalls

25/06/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Rachael Noble and Kate Bradbury Senior Solicitor and Solicitor within the Family Law Team at Brodies LLP on Family Law: Protection, Planning and Pitfalls
The seminar will give an overview of and insight into the family law issues which property, corporate and commercial solicitors should be alert to when advising their clients. What are the implications of incorporation? Should you advise your client to transfer shares in his company to his wife? Should title to the family home be taken in joint names or one party’s sole name? How can you avoid inherited assets being shared on divorce? It is important to consider these questions from a family law perspective.

CPD booking form May to June 2019