Places available: EU Law, Third Thursday lecture 17th March
11 March 2011
chaired by Iain Ferguson QC
Thursday 17th March 2011 from 4.15pm, Old Assembly Close, High Street, Edinburgh
Mark Lindsay will discuss the increasing reliance on EU law in asylum cases and will consider its interaction with the ECHR and the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees. In particular, Mark will examine the similarities between relying upon Article 8 of the ECHR and the residency rights of partners of EU citizens.
Legal professional privilege (LPP) lies at the heart of lawyers' relationships with their clients. A recent decision of the European Court of Justice, however, has highlighted a limitation to the scope of LPP as it applies to certain aspects of European law. Jonathan Barne will consider the history of LPP in domestic law and will review how it has been approached by the Scottish courts in some recent cases. He will then look at the recent decision of the European Court of Justice in the Akzo Nobel case and consider what its implications are for lawyers more generally.
This event is open to practising solicitors, is free of charge, and is eligible for CPD. Coffee is served from 4.15pm. The two talks will run from 4.30pm to 5.30pm followed by drinks.
Please also be aware that, regardless which venue we are using, space is limited and places may have to be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. If you cannot attend, please do let us know in order to avoid disappointment for others.
If you'd like to attend, please contact Cheryl Stevens, Deputy Clerk - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Third Thursday series aims to provide topical insights into developments in the law as well as the opportunity to meet the speakers and legal colleagues in a post-event informal session over refreshments. Details of future talks in the Third Thursday series can be found by visiting www.axiomadvocates.com.
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