Law 2013

The Scottish legal profession’s largest training congress and exhibition to be held both in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Walker Love is supporting the Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law Conferences at the Edinburgh event on 1st and 2nd May at the Raddison Blu Hotel.

Dorothy Lowe, Partner will be chairing the Criminal Law Conference and David Walker will be addressing the commercial litigators (details below) and we will be exhibiting in the main conference.

European Citation and Enforcement

David Walker will provide an informative overview on the practical implementation of current EU rules on service and enforcement in other European Jurisdictions.

Today’s global economy and the relaxation of travel and employment legislation throughout Europe, has resulted in a significant rise in the number of instructions managed by Sheriff Officers in respect of transmitting services abroad and also executing citation and diligence received from other EU jurisdictions.

For its part the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT and  THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, have developed specific legislation to improve the speed of transmission of citation such as EU Reg.1393/2007 which has dramatically improved the efficiency of cross border services.

Furthermore, recent legislation has been developed to help creditors enforce their judgements by doing away with the need to sue other jurisdictions, which has made cross border enforcement a lot quicker and relatively inexpensive.

In addition to explaining the legal process, the speaker will give an insight into the peculiar nature of many of the other European Judicial Officers responsible for managing your client’s instructions abroad, which can determine if the service will be completed in days instead of months!

Other speakers at the Commercial Litigation conference on 2nd May include:

  • Alan McMillan, Burness: Commercially Sensible? The problem of interpretation
  • Alan Stalker, Young & partners: Unfair Contract Terms & Information Security.

The speakers at the Criminal Law Conference on 1st May include:

  • Bill McVicar, McVicars: Criminal Law Update
  • Niall McCluskey, Connarty Associates: Advocacy Tips
  • Murray Macara QC, Beltrami & Co: Examination-in-chief and cross examination
  • David Jack,
  • The Carloway review – Bill McVicar, McVicars
  • Legal Aid and criminal practice – Ian Bryce, Central Criminal Lawyers
  • The admissibility of evidence of previous convictions and bad character – Neil Hay, MTM Defence Lawyers
  • The Scotland Act 13 years on – Niall McCluskey, Advocate, Connarty Advocates.

For more information on the services we provide to professional services firms, including citation & diligence, professional investigations and to find out how we can help with your pre-litigation enquiries, visit us at stand 4 in Glasgow on October 30th or 31st.