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Better the Devil You Know – Webinars sold out

Better the Devil You Know CPD Seminar Series 2021

** SOLD OUT Talks to be made available via YouTube (see link below) **


Arnot Manderson Advocates are looking forward to welcoming Sarah Trainer and Catriona MacQueen to the Stable upon their calling to the Bar on 25th June.  To mark their transition from “Devil” to “Advocate” Arnot Manderson Advocates are pleased to dust off our snappiest ever CPD event title and to invite you to: “Better the Devil You Know”.

Besides giving you an introduction to the freshest legal talent to reach the Bar you will be treated to two informative and topical CPD talks updating you on a range of practice areas which will exemplify the full service nature of Arnot Manderson.  The series will feature two hour long seminars each starting at 4pm and with the continuing pandemic restrictions in mind the talks will be delivered by way of Zoom webinars.

Each seminar is accredited by the Faculty of Advocates (and by extension by the Law Society) for one hour of – free – CPD and each will feature a question and answer session.  These events are free but places are limited.  To ensure your attendance you are required to book a place by using the links below to register for each of the talks.  We do hope you can join us.  If you have any questions please speak to the AM Clerking team on 0131 260 5824.


We are happy to say that both events have now sold out with 100 delegates registered for each talk.  If you would like to join the waiting list for any of the talks please call the Clerking team, however in response to the overwhelming demand we will now be uploading each talk to our new YouTube channel as soon as practical after the event has concluded.  If you have any questions please speak to the AM Clerking team on 0131 260 5824 or by email at




Thursday 17th June, 4pm

Sarah Trainer – “Signing your life away”: Enforcement and Reduction of Written Agreements

Agreement can be very challenging to reach in a family law context, but matters can become even more difficult should a party later seek to enforce or reduce a written agreement.  Sarah Trainer explores a variety of cases on the topic with a view to identifying some important considerations parties should be aware of before the dotted line is signed.

Registration link here


Tuesday 22nd June, 4pm

Catriona MacQueen – Special measures for vulnerable witnesses: protecting the best interests of parties  

Special measures are now used routinely in criminal trials yet aren’t as widely used in civil proofs and fatal accident inquiries. This talk will explore the use of special measures for vulnerable witnesses in both the criminal and civil contexts.

Circumstances where it may be appropriate and indeed beneficial to lodge applications for special measures will be discussed. The extent to which special measures sought by another party can and should be opposed will also be considered.

Registration link here