Events

The Society organises a variety of events for Members throughout 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 and here for the Public Holidays 2020.

Click the below link for the calendar of events planned so far for 2019, and here for Calendar 2020.

Download event calendar

CPD: Service Charges in Commercial Properties

19/09/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Christopher Yannaghas, Director and Head of Property Management at FG Burnett on:
Service Charges in Commercial Properties
This Seminar will give an overview into the operation of service charges in the management of a commercial property. A review of the need for a service charge to fund the provision of common services will be outlined, together with how these are administered. The potential for dispute between parties and threat of government legislation prompted the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to introduce a guidance note in the form of a Code of Practice for its members in 2006. However in 2019 the RICS superseded this with a mandatory Practice Note which imposed specific requirements on its members when managing service charges. The seminar will review what these obligations are and how the Practice Note aims to ensure the smooth operation of a building’s service charge.
All of these issues are important for both owners and occupiers of commercial properties, together with their professional advisors and those who draft or interpret leases that deal with the operation of service charges.

CPD booking form for September – December 2019

LSS Remote Access CPD: Boundaries and competing titles

24/09/2019
5:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

We have remote access to another LSS seminar on Tuesday evening, email me now to get booked in! Free hour of CPD.
Boundaries and competing titles
What do you do when you spot an overlap or underlap in title boundary? Which neighbour wins? In this session, Frances Rooney of Lexares LLP will explain the different types of title and which trumps the other in most cases. The seminar will include reflections on the effect of the different registration systems; some scenarios in which trouble may arise; good title vs not so good; options if your client has the better claim; options if the neighbour has the better claim; and how to reduce the risk of unintended boundary issues in the conveyancing process.
6.00pm on 24 September 2019 – Full details

As is now usual the library will be a remote access venue for those available in this manner. Doors will be open from 5.45 with the seminar running 6-7, we will stay open till 7.30 to allow you time to network and discuss the session. You must book for these events, we will not open if we do not get 6 or more people coming, but they are free and you may bring your own refreshments if required.

October Library Lunch

04/10/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Main course and dessert in October.

Full details

TANA CPD: Being a Managing Partner

22/10/2019
1:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

FREE FOR TRAINEE AND NEW ADVOCATE GROUP ONLY

Keith Allan of Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace with

Being a Managing Partner
The role of a Managing Partner in a traditional all service legal practice, including the purpose of the post, the responsibilities, the principal duties (including dealing with client complaints), and the skills and experience of value.

Booking form available here, or just email to confirm attendance and dietary requirements.

CPD: IHT Planning

29/10/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Campbell Rayner, Intermediary Account Director at TIME Investments on:
IHT Planning.
This session will unravel some of the current complexities in IHT legislation, consider the outlook for IHT Planning in light of the Office of Tax Simplification’s ongoing review of Inheritance Tax, including areas of potential change. Will also include a comparison of Tried & Tested IHT solutions & how Business Relief can offer unique mitigation opportunities.

CPD booking form for September – December 2019

Halloween Quiz Night

31/10/2019
7:30 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Once again, it’s QUIZ TIME, and your chance to take on your rivals from the different firms across Aberdeen. Willie Park of Pinsent Masons LLP, will be the quiz-master for the evening.

Teams will comprise groups of four, and can include non-members, colleagues, friends or guests. If you do not have numbers to form a team then you can join with others on the evening.

Entry to the quiz is £6.50 per person, or £26 per team of four. Even better if you can persuade your firm to contribute towards the cost.

It’s certainly more pub quiz than law quiz. Wine, beer, soft drinks and prizes will be in plentiful supply on the night.

To reserve your team’s place, please complete the Quiz Night 2019 form and return it with payment, or just do a BACS and email, to the Executive Secretary at The Society of Advocates as soon as possible.

November Library Lunch

01/11/2019
12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Starter and main course in November.

Full details

CPD: Solutions for Private Clients

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

Ian Burrell, Consultant in the Insurance Industry specialising in Private Client Solicitors – Speaker at the SOLAS Conference 2019 and
Theodora Burrell, Decorative Arts Expert at Lyon & Turnbull and Expert on the Antiques Roadshow on:
Solutions for Private Clients
The seminar will be divided into three parts:-
• A presentation on the Bonds of Caution market including an update on the possibility of compulsory caution for Powers of Attorney
• A presentation on the issues facing solicitors in the insurance of unoccupied properties for executries, guardianships and clients who are in long term care
• An update on the state of the art market and what solicitors should look out for in terms of current values

CPD booking form for September – December 2019

Christmas Library Lunch (1)

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

Turkey and pud in December.

Full details

Christmas Library Lunch (2)

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

Turkey and pud in December.

Full details