News & Events


Friday June 20, 2014
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


The Mackenzie Building
Old Assembly Close
High Street

Better the Devil You Know, CPD Event

Arnot Manderson Advocates are delighted to announce that upon their calling to the Bar in June and July this year we will be welcoming to the Stable four new Advocates: Laura Thomson, Wojciech Jajdelski, David Massaro and Scott Manson

To mark their transition from “Devil” to “Advocate” Arnot Manderson Advocates are pleased to invite you to our most snappily titled CPD event ever: “Better the Devil You Know”.

Besides giving you an introduction to the freshest legal talent to reach the Bar you will be treated to four informative CPD talks updating you on the hottest legal issues. As if the prospect of 1.5 hours of free CPD is not enough then we also invite you to join us for a brief wine reception after the talks.

This event is free but places are limited so early booking is recommended, simply click on the Book Now button above.
For further details please contact Andrew Sutherland on 0131 260 5824 or


Laura Thomson – “Open justice and closed doors: A v BBC” Laura will discuss the UK Supreme Court’s judgment, and its potential reach.

Wojciech Jajdelski – “Time-bar in professional liability cases.”  Wojciech will review recent cases on prescription with particular relevance to professional negligence claims and will also discuss the role of seeking, and acting on, expert advice in the exercise of reasonable diligence for the purposes of section 11(3) of the 1973 Act; and the court’s approach to causation in cases where such advice is not sought or followed.

David Massaro – “A Matter of Interpretation – recent developments relating to commercial leases”  2014 has already seen a number of important cases concerning commercial leases.  In particular, there have been decisions of the Supreme Court, Inner House and Outer House relating to dilapidations, interpretation, consent, and break notices.  David’s talk will consider these recent cases and their implications, and will be of interest to practitioners who deal with property and contract disputes.

Scott Manson – “Penniless Rascals and the Wisdom of Solomon: Recent Trends in Adjudication Enforcement in the Commercial Court”  Scott will review three recent cases concerning attempts to block enforcement of adjudicator’s awards in the Court of Session relying on issues of insolvency, malfeasance and incoherence.