PNLA/WS Society Annual conference in Scotland – Professional Negligence & Liability – New Horizons -19 September 2024

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Lord Richardson has kindly agreed to provide a Keynote Address at this event hosted by the WS Society jointly with the PNLA. Chaired by Tim Edward of BTO and Andrew Foyle of Shoosmiths with a terrific line-up of speakers including Sheriff Kenneth Campbell KC, Nicholas Davidson KC, Christine Rolland of Henderson Loggie, Alastair Duncan KC, Simon Wilton KC, Rory Thomson of CMS, Karen Cornwell and Katy Manley of PNLA.

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For more information contact: Sophie Mills

Delegate rates:
Writer to the Signet/PNLA members: £300 (inc VAT)
Standard rate: £360 (inc VAT)
Trainee solicitors/law students: £144 (inc VAT)

All rates include breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the Signet Library.


Tim Edward Joint Chair - BTO Solicitors - PNLA Scotland Representative
Andrew Foyle Joint Chair - Shoosmiths - PNLA Lender Group Chair
The Hon Lord Richardson Judge of the Supreme Court
Sheriff Kenneth Campbell KC Judge of the Sheriff Court
Nicholas Davidson KC Hailsham Chambers
Alastair Duncan KC Axiom Chambers
Christine Rolland Henderson Loggie
Simon Wilton KC Hailsham Chambers
Rory Thomson CMS
Karen Cornwell PNLA Scotland Representative
Katy Manley PNLA President & BPE Solicitors LLP


Thursday, 19th September 2024

0830–0900      Registration and Refreshments

0900–0915  – “Joint Chairs Introduction”

Tim Edward – Partner – BTO

Andrew Foyle – Partner – Shoosmiths

0915–0955  – “Keynote Address”

The Honourable Lord Richardson

Judge of the Supreme Court

0955–1035 – “The advantages of Sheriff Court Commercial Procedure”

Sheriff Kenneth Campbell KC

1035–1050      Refreshments

1050–1130 – “E&W Keynote Address”

Nicholas Davidson KC – Deputy Head – Hailsham Chambers

1130–1210 – “Developments in Professional Liability in the Scottish Courts”

Alastair Duncan KC – Axiom Advocates

1210–1250 – “Recent developments in Professional Negligence & Liability”

Simon Wilton KC – Hailsham Chambers

1250–1300 – Questions and discussion

1300–1400      Lunch

1400–1440 – “The challenges of being a litigant”

Karen Cornwell

1440–1520 – “AI Litigation Risks”

Rory Thomson – CMS

1520–1530 – Refreshments

1530–1610 – “Developments in Forensic Accounting and Investigations”

Christine Rolland – Director – Henderson Loggie

1610–1620 – “Questions and discussion / Joint Chair’s Closing remarks”

1620–1630 – Thank you from Katy Manley – PNLA President/BPE Solicitors

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