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Thursday February 25, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Mackenzie Building
Old Assembly Close
High Street

Four Seasons, Winter Editions, Family Law Edin.

AM Four Seasons Winter Seminar- Family Law

Thursday 25th February, 5pm to 7pm (registration from 4:40pm)

Mackenzie Building, High Street, Edinburgh


Arnot Manderson Advocates are delighted to announce the next instalment in their series of quarterly seminars – The Four Seasons. These “Winter” editions of the series are dedicated to Family Law and will have an international angle. The event will be chaired by the Head of the Arnot Manderson Family Law Group, Kate Dowdalls QC.

The Seminars will qualify for 2 hours of CPD. These events are free but places are limited.

The high level of interest in previous Four Seasons editions has seen the events sell out quickly. We again anticipate high demand so to ensure your attendance you are required to book a place on our AM Events Booking system which can be found by clicking the “Book Now” button above.


4:40pm to 5:00pm – Coffee and Registration

5:00pm to 5:05pm – Kate Dowdalls QC – Welcome and Introduction

5:05pm to 5:40pm – Jonathan Mitchell QC – “Recognition and enforcement of Sharia family law decisions” – Issues as to Sharia law in Scotland may arise either in an international context, or in relation to intra-UK or purely Scottish disputes. Jonathan’s talk will concentrate on the latter and point to some new developments

5:40pm to 6:10pm – Ceit-Anna Macleod, Advocate – “Relocation” – Ceit-Anna’s talk will explore the law that applies when one parent seeks to relocate with a child from Scotland to another part of the UK or beyond

6:10pm to 6:45pm – Marie Clark – “Hague Convention Cases” – Marie’s talk will discuss recent cases of interest and touch on Article 11.7 applications in terms of Brussels II bis and the interaction of current domestic law, the Hague Convention and Brussels II bis

6:45pm to 7:00pm – Question and Answer Session