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 – The LDU & Conveyancing Complaints

25/02/2019
6:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

The LDU & Conveyancing Complaints
Speaker: Ian Ferguson, Mitchells Roberton
6.00pm on 25 February 2019
Full details, click here.

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.

Carmelite Dig Talk

27/02/2019
7:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Carmelite friary is first mentioned in documents in 1273 and is one of 4 medieval friaries known in the City. Excavations in 1980-1 and 1994 prior to redevelopment of the Green revealed a well-preserved church, domestic buildings and over 300 burials. The talk will consider in detail this friary and compare it to the other two Alison has excavated – the Blackfriars (Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill) and Greyfriars (Marischal College).

Speaker: Alison Cameron B.Tech (Hons) Bradford, Archaeological Sciences; MCIfA, FSA Scot Cameron Archaeology Ltd.

Full details, of the event taking place from 7pm in the Society’s Library on Concert Court is available on the flyer: Carmelite Digs Talk

March Library Lunch

01/03/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Menu will be:
Coquille st Jacques
followed by:
Trio of Aberdeenshire Pork, Dauphinois potatoes, seasonal vegetables.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for, just tell us when booking.
Full details

CPD: Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

David Christie, Chair of the Northern Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Scottish Branch) and Academic Strategic Lead, Robert Gordon University and Leigh Herd, Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Scottish Branch) and Solicitor, Commercial Disputes and Regulation, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP on Alternative Dispute Resolution

CPD March 2019 booking form.

LSS Remote Access Seminar – Cybersecurity

20/03/2019
6:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Cybersecurity
Speaker: Kirstie Steele, Workplace Learning Coordinator, Cyber Resilience Unit, Scottish Government
6.00pm on 20 March 2019
Full details, click here.

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: Judging Brexit

21/03/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Carole Lyons, Law School RGU, EU Law Lecturer; previously Solicitor (Ireland), Jean Monnet Chair University of Leicester and EU Law Lecturer/Senior Lecturer universities of Aberdeen and Dundee on Judging Brexit.
This will be an overview of Brexit with a focus on the case law which it has generated.

CPD March 2019 booking form.

Fundraising Cocktail Night

28/03/2019
7:30 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

We have the chance to have fun whilst raising some money for the President’s chosen charities with the help of Cammy Esson of Boozy Events. All profits from entrance fees, will go to Cash for Kids and the LawScot Foundation

Immerse yourself in an evening of creative mixology, enjoy hand crafted cocktails by Team Boozy with the added test of your own mixology skills!

The evening’s entertainment is on offer to Society members, spouses, partners, clients and guests, at a price of £20 each. Numbers are limited as this is a hands on experience so please book early so you don’t miss out!

Cocktail Night.

April Library Lunch

12/04/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Main course and dessert in April.

Full details

Student Show 2019: The Glaikit Showman!

17/04/2019
7:30 pm
His Majesty's Theatre

Aberdeen Student Charities’ Campaign presents The Glaikit Showman!

Local loon, Pete Medden, is down on his luck. With no job, no love life and nae idea fit to dae with himself, Pete decides the only option is to take drastic measures and try something new in Aiberdeen. Following a recent visit to the city’s job centre, he discovers that folk from the granite city have a plethora of weird and wonderful talents all crying out to be shown off, but no-one wants to take them seriously. Could Pete be the man to bring these talents together? It’s time for The Glaikit Showman!

Once again, Aberdeen Student Show returns to HMT with its unique brand of local comedy. Last year, the show raised £86,233.62 for local charities, all of which stayed in the North-East. Come along and help us beat that amazing total whilst ye hae a laugh at the same time! Fit mair could ye wint?

Seats in the Front Stalls have been reserved and the tickets are on offer to Society members, spouses, partners and guests, at a price of £30 each.

TO RESERVE A TICKET, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM: Student Show 2019 AND RETURN IT WITH PAYMENT TO “SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES”, OR PROCESS A BACS PAYMENT AND EMAIL MARIA ROBERTSON TO CONFIRM, BEFORE THURSDAY 28th MARCH 2019.

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.