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

TANA CPD: Being a Managing Partner

1:00 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen


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.

LSS remote access seminar on Complaint Management

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.

Title: Sole and high street practitioner CPD – Complaint management
Date: 22nd October 2019
Registration: 17:45 – 18:00
Seminar: 18:00 – 19:00
CPD Hours: 1 hour
Speaker: Catherine Hart, Digby Brown LLP

This session will look why it is important to manage the risk of complaints and the possible consequences of failing to do so. Some of the most common causes of client dissatisfaction will be considered, as well as a number of practical steps that can be taken to try to minimise the risk of complaints. This session will complete your risk management CPD requirement for the year.

Catherine Hart is a Partner & Professional Support Lawyer at Digby Brown LLP. She has been in practice for over 25 years and has spent the last 12 specialising in professional support. Part of her role involves overseeing various aspects of the firm’s risk and compliance. In previous roles she gained experience in defending professional negligence claims against solicitors. Catherine is a solicitor member of the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal.

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.

CPD: IHT Planning

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 October – December 2019

Halloween Quiz Night

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

12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Starter and main course in November.  Menu will be: Lightly spiced Pumpkin Soup with Balmoral Bread followed by Loin of Venison with Bramble Jus Confit. Served with a Venison and Black pudding Bon Bon, Red Cabbage

Full details

Annual Dinner 2019

7:30 pm
Royal Northern & University Club

Booking now open: Annual Dinner booking form.

CPD: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Sheriff Officer

12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

William Cameron, National Enforcement Director at Scott & Co (Scotland) LLP on A day in the life of a modern day Sheriff Officer
Focusing on the impact of technology in enhancing the experience of court users requiring to engage the services of a Sheriff Officer. The session will also briefly touch on the implications of Brexit on EU service and enforcement.

CPD Booking form for October – December 2019

CPD: Solutions for Private Clients

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 October – December 2019

Christmas Library Lunch (1)

12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Turkey and pud in December.

Full details

Christmas Library Lunch (2)

12:45 pm
Library of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen

Turkey and pud in December.

Full details