Further events in SYLA Autumn programme



SYLA is delighted to introduce the latest events open to all its members. It is a busy time of year so check out our full list of events here and make sure you read below for more.

Autumn Young Professionals Social with YES, SYLA and RTPI – Thursday, 25 October 2018

The Scottish Young Planners invite you to an evening of networking, drinks and an auction preview at Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh from 6-8pm. This social is open to all professionals including Planners, Ecologists, Landscape Architects, Environmental Managers, Surveyors, Lawyers and Students. The event is kindly sponsored by Lyon & Turnbull and is free to attend. It is intended to give young professionals in the interlinking fields of Planning, Ecology and Landscape a chance to network and a chance to attend a private view of Lyon & Turnbull’s forthcoming Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 auction – a bi-annual event that encompasses all the major design movements from the English Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements of the late 19th century through to Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism in the 20th century. The event is free but booking is required as spaces are limited. A drink or two will be provided. Book your ticket through Eventbrite and spread the word to friends and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there.

More than just a Lawyer? Your pathway towards a charity trustee role – Thursday, 25 October 2018, Edinburgh

Increasingly in the legal profession solicitors need to be able to show that they can not only provide effective advice on any legal issue, but that they have relevant commercial awareness and transferable skills that make them a capable and trusted adviser. This event will focus on the opportunities presented by taking on a charity trustee role. Attendees will hear from Julie Hutchison LLB TEP WS and Founder of The Informed Trustee and from Scott Fyfe, solicitor at Anderson Strathern LLP who will set out the main duties and responsibilities of a trustee. Registration will be from 5:45pm at Anderson Strathern, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh with speakers starting promptly at 6pm followed by some drinks and networking. A number of Edinburgh charities are looking for board members under the age of 35 right now, so this session could lead to more than you might imagine! Sign up here now.

Beyond the Basics: Criminal Law Update – Thursday, 25 October 2018, Glasgow

Join SYLA and Mackinnon Advocates for a Beyond the Basics session on criminal law on Thursday 25 October. This event will be held at the Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde (Collins Building) , 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow and registration will commence from 5pm with speakers starting at 5.30pm. SYLA members will hear from Donald Findlay QC on the topic of “Should “arma virumque cano” be read as beware of the dog?” and Gary Allan QC of Mackinnon Advocates who will discuss “Contempt of Court - how to avoid it or at least disguise it”. Delegates will then have an opportunity ask questions and network over refreshments provided. The seminar may count for 2 hours of CPD. Make sure you sign up here now.

Interprofessional Networking and Social – Thursday, 1 November 2018, Edinburgh

SYLA, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Matrics Edinburgh, The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South East Scotland Chapters, CIOB Novus, Faculty of Actuaries’ Student Society (FASS) and the Property Litigation Association (PLA) are delighted to be teaming up for an interprofessional social evening. On Thursday 1st November 2018, SYLA, RICS Matrics, CIOB Novus, RTPI, PLA and FASS members will join in Indigo Yard, 7 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, from 6pm for drinks, canapés and networking. In attendance will be a mix of lawyers, surveyors, actuaries, planners and other construction professionals. This event promises to be an ideal opportunity to chat to other people within the industry. The evening is free to attend and you can sign up here.

So you want to be…a banking/insolvency lawyer? – Thursday, 1 November 2018, Aberdeen

The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association is delighted to introduce the next in our “so you want to be…” series taking place on Thursday 1st November 2018 at the Aberdeen Society of Advocates, Concert Court, off Broad Street, Aberdeen. Members will hear from Eilidh Calvert, a senior solicitor in banking and finance at Brodies and from Rebecca Walker, a senior associate in the litigation team at Ledingham Chalmers. Each speaker will give members an insight into a typical day working in this area. Registration is from 6:15pm with the event beginning at 6.30pm. The event will close at 8pm which will allow time for networking. This event counts as 1 hour of CPD. Sign up here now.

Beyond the Basics: Construction Law – Wednesday, 14 November 2018, Glasgow

SYLA is delighted to partner with Pinsent Masons for our next ‘Beyond the Basics’ event. This event will focus on the work carried out by construction lawyers, from both contentious and non-contentious perspectives. As ‘Construction Firm of the Year 2018’, Pinsents are sure to provide members with an insightful and interesting take on some of the main challenges and opportunities in the sector at the moment. Members will hear from a range of speakers, who specialise in both contentious procurement and construction disputes. Registration will be from 5.30pm with the speakers commencing at 6pm. Drinks and networking will follow. Numbers are limited, so reserve your space now here.

SYLA/WS Society: Adventures in Law – Thursday, 22 November 2018, Edinburgh

We are delighted to be collaborating with the WS Society and are pleased to introduce Adventures in Law, part of their student series. This will take place on Thursday 22 November at the Upper Library at the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh from 6pm until 8pm. There will be a panel discussion hosted by Bruce Beveridge WS (Former Law Society of Scotland President). The panel will comprise of Caroline Docherty WS (Deputy Keeper of the Signet), Ximena Vengoechea (Advocate, Hastie Stable) and Malcolm Mackay WS (United Employment Lawyers). Each panellist will speak about their career before a panel discussion and opportunity for questions. Please join us for what will be an excellent evening, with a glass of wine afterwards. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please book your place here now.