SYLA hosts series of top events in coming month for young lawyers



More than just a lawyer? Savings and Investments – Wednesday 17 October 2018, Brewin Dolphin, Edinburgh

If you want to gain a better understanding of how to make your money work harder then look no further. Join Brewin Dolphin’s expert panel for an interactive talk on savings, stock markets and planning for the future on Wednesday 17th October from 6pm at their Edinburgh office. After the talk there will be networking with drinks, along with the opportunity to ask our speakers any further questions you might have. This event is likely to book up fast and spaces are limited. Please sign up now here to avoid disappointment!

So you want to be an Employment Lawyer? – Thursday 18 October 2018, Glasgow

The SYLA is delighted to partner with Ellis Whittam for So you want to be an employment lawyer?. This event will give you varying insights into the life of an employment lawyer and the challenges and opportunities you will face. The panel of speakers includes Employment Judge Frances Eccles , Musab Hemsi, Senior Employment Law Advisor at Ellis Whitam and Jen Wright, Associate at DWF. Our Keynote speaker has been an employment judge for 18 years and will offer an insight from the Bench. The event will take place on 18 October 2018, at Ellis Whittam Glasgow, 7th Floor, The Beacon, 176 St Vincent Street, Glasgow and registration will start from 5.30pm with networking and drinks to follow. Reserve your place here now.

Spotlight on Entrepreneurs - The story of Social Bite - Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Glasgow

Join SYLA and friends from 5.30pm on Tuesday 23 October for an event hosted by Trades Hall, Glasgow. We’ll hear from Josh Littlejohn, founder of ‘Social Bite’, who will explain the story behind the growth of this forward-thinking social enterprise, combining third sector principles with a 21st-century business model and his take on future strategy. Sign up here.

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 1 hour 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, CIOB Novus, The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South East Scotland Chapters, 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, RTPI, CIOB Novus, PLA and FASS members will join in Indigo Yard7 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.

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.