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SYLA announces criminal law conference programme
8 October 2012
The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) has announced details of this year's criminal law conference, which takes place in the Corinthian Club, Glasgow, on Saturday 10 November.
Held in association with Black Chambers, the event will see leading criminal practitioners instruct delegates on the development, and improvement, of court advocacy skills.
David Young QC will deliver a master class on examination in chief; advocate Matt Jackson will offer his expertise on cross-examination; and Michael Meehan, advocate will advise on jury speeches.
Another defence silk, Ian Duguid QC, will give his perspective on pleas in mitigation both as a practitioner and as a member of the judiciary, as he sits as a part time sheriff.
The afternoon session will see Frances McMenamin QC update delegates on the area of sexual offences; Shahid Latif, advocate, tackling extradition and European arrest warrants; and Moira MacKenzie, advocate concluding the conference with an update on appeals procedure.
The conference will be chaired by Brian McConnachie QC and Andy Lamb QC, and will close with a drinks reception.
For booking details and a copy of the full timetable, see www.syla.co.uk. The conference offers six hours' CPD, at the rate of £60 (£45 concession for students).