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Young Lawyers Group Conference

Programme

The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 RF

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONFERENCE IS ONLY OPEN TO LAWYERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR 10 YEARS OR LESS

4.5 CPD hours

Thank you very much
to our Conference Sponsor
Digby Brown

Thursday 2 March 2023

19:00-20:30

Welcome Drinks and pre-registration at Brewhemia

Brewhemia
1A Market St.
Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Kindly sponsored by Deka Chambers, England

brewhemia

Friday 3 March 2023

The Signet Library
Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

09:00-09:30

Registration & coffee – kindly sponsored by Digby Brown

09:30-09:45

Welcome

Joanna Cherry KC, Scotland, MP
Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, England, Co-Chair of YLG

Morning session chair: Ian Denham – Outer Temple, England

09:45-10:30

Your first big case: sharing experiences

Speakers:

10:30-10:55

Force Majeure and Travel Accidents

Speaker:

Paschalis Moschos – Pavlakis-Moschos & Associates, Greece

10:55-11:10

Coffee break – kindly sponsored by Digby Brown

11:10-11:40

How the anti-abortion laws in Poland contributed to a rise in birth injury cases

Speaker:

11:40-12:30

Selling new ideas to firms/partners: how to present a business case for investment in you 

Speakers:

12:30-13:15

Lunch – kindly sponsored by Digby Brown

Afternoon session chair: Aurélie van Dijk – Beer advocaten, Netherlands

13:15-14:00

Court tour – networking session

14:00-14:15

Comfort break

14:15-14:35

How to deal with difficult clients and opponents

Speakers:

James Griffin and Rebecca Huxford – Stewarts Law, England

14:35-14:50

Coffee break – kindly sponsored by Digby Brown

14:50-16:00

Soft skills sessions

  • Raising your visibility online
    Louise Brogan – LinkedIn Consultant, Ireland
  • Wellbeing focus 
    Dr. Fraser Smith – Counselling Psychologist & Clinical Director, Psychology Scotland

16:00-16:45

PEOPIL’s mentoring scheme

PEOPIL is pleased to launch its new mentoring scheme.
During this session we will introduce the scheme, provide practical tips on how to make the most out of a mentoring relationship, and more.

Speakers:

16:45-17:15

Closing Remarks

Aurélie van Dijk – YLG Co-Chair
Ana Romero – PEOPIL President

17:15-18:00

YLG AGM

18:00

Close

Evening programme, kindly arranged by Digby Brown

Extra registration required, no additional costs (see registration form)

Dinner, including 2 drinks at Castle Hill Room

354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2NE

Drinks kindly sponsored by Doyle Dennis Trial Lawyers

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Many thanks to our sponsors:

Digby Brown
Sponsor of the conference

Deka Chambers
Sponsor of the welcome drinks on Thursday 2 March

Doyle Dennis Trial Lawyers
Sponsor of the  drinks on Friday evening 3 March