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Four Seasons Winter Seminar – Family Law

Thursday 31st January, 5pm to 7pm (registration from 4:40pm)

The Mackenzie Building, New Assembly Close, High Street, Edinburgh.


Arnot Manderson Advocates are delighted to announce the next instalment in their series of quarterly seminars – The Four Seasons.   This “Winter” edition of the series is dedicated to talks on Family Law.


The Arnot Manderson Family Law Group enjoys an enviable reputation in this field and delegates will hear from three of the Scottish Bar’s most experienced and respected counsel in this specialist practice area with talks designed by the Stable to provide useful, practical guidance and expert insights into new developments in the law and legal practice.   The event will be chaired by Marie Clark, Advocate and will feature a message from Kate Dowdalls QC on the current work of the Scottish Law Commission on reform of aspects of family law.


The Seminar will qualify for 2 hours of CPD and will be followed by a Wine Reception.  These events are free but places are limited.


The high level of interest in previous Four Seasons editions has seen the events booked 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 here.




4:40pm to 5:00pmCoffee and Registration.


5:00pm to 5:05pmMarie Clark, Advocate  -  Welcome and Introduction.


5:05pm to 5:35pmPaul Harvey, Advocate  – “Human Rights and Family Law: a year in review” 
5:35pm to 6:05pmMarie Clark, Advocate  -  “Surrogacy” 


6:05pm to 6:20pmKate Dowdalls QC  -  “The Work of the Scottish Law Commission”   


6:20pm to 6:50pmNicola Gilchrist, Advocate - “Adoptions and Permanence Orders”


6:45pm to 7:00pmMarie Clark, Advocate  - Question & Answer Session and Closing Remarks.


7:00pm Wine Reception.