RUNNING NOW! Online filmed PNLA conference with live closing event at The Signet Library – Navigation – Scotland 2022 – Please do join us on this professional negligence & liability road trip!

Navigation online filmed talks followed by a live closing event 26 September 2022 at The Signet Library The format is recorded TV style talks in a programme accessible via the PNLAlive link sent when ticket(s) are purchased. Ask questions and make comments to . To buy a ticket first Login/Register using the button on the Home page or via the Tickets link below. Alternatively email
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Chaired by Karen Cornwell of Thorntons Law and Tim Edward of MBM Commercial featuring Lord Clark as keynote speaker alongside Sheriff Gregor Murray, Simon Bowie QC, Vinit Khurana QC and more. A road trip around the recent developments in professional negligence and liability in Scotland.


Karen Cornwell - Joint Chair Thorntons Law LLP
Tim Edward -Joint Chair MBM Commercial LLP
The Hon Lord Clark Judge of the Supreme Courts
Sheriff Gregor Murray Dundee Sheriff Court
Simon Bowie QC Ampersand Advocates
Vinit Khurana QC Ampersand Advocates and Whitestone Chambers
Alison Grant & Andrew McConnell DWF LLP
Cat Maclean MBM Commercial LLP
Murray Steel Axiom Advocates
Michael Upton Themis Advocates
Christopher Carroll Kennedys (New York & Basking Ridge)
Andrew McWhirter Axiom Advocates
Katy Manley PNLA President

CPD – 8 hours

5 hr – Total filmed talk time 1 hr – Conference Pack Review

3 hr – Questions & Networking @ The Signet Library

26 September 2022 – ‘Live’ Q&A session The Signet Library

2.30 – 3.00pm – Registration

3.00 – 4.00pm – Q&A Session with Speakers

4.00 – 4.30pm – Tea and Scones

4.30 – 5.00pm – Discussion Session

June 2022

“Joint Chairs Introduction”
Tim Edward – Partner – MBM Commercial LLP
Karen Cornwell – Legal Director – Thorntons Law LLP

Keynote Address – “Remote Hearings – What have we learnt?”
The Hon Lord Clark QC
Senator of the College of Justice
Judge of the Court of Session

 “Remote Proofs and Affidavit Evidence Post Covid 19”
Sheriff GK Murray
Dundee Sheriff Court

“Apportionment in Medical Negligence”
Simon Bowie QC
Ampersand Advocates

 “The Scope of the Convicted Mind”
Vinit Khurana QC
Ampersand Advocates/Whitestone Chambers

“The Defender Perspective”
Alison Grant – Partner & Andrew McConnell – Director

“The Pursuer Perspective”
Cat MacLean – Partner
MBM Commercial LLP

“Contractual interpretation: where are we now?”
Murray Steel
Axiom Advocates

“Causation – pitfalls for Pursuers and wrinkles for Defenders”
Michael Upton
Themis Advocates

 “The USA Perspective”
Christopher Carroll – Partner

“Lender Claims”
Andrew McWhirter
Axiom Advocates

Closing remarks – Katy Manley PNLA President

26th September –  “Live” questions and discussion with speakers @ The Signet Rooms

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