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AXIOM SEMINAR - Thursday 27th October 2011

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AXIOM SEMINAR - Thursday 27th October 2011


14 October 2011

Public Law under the Spotlight: The Implications of AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46

The Supreme Court has issued its judgment in the case of Axa General Insurance Ltd and others v The Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46. The case is of significant co nstitutional importance and will have major implications for the development of public law in Scotland. In light of this fact, Axiom Advocates has arranged the above seminar, to discuss the implications of the case.

The speakers at the event will be Richard Keen QC, James Mure QC and James Wolffe QC. The event will be chaired by Ruth Crawford QC.

Richard Keen QC will discuss retrospective legislation and convention rights.
James Mure QC will speak about challenges to Acts of the Scottish Parliament.
James Wolffe QC will discuss title and interest in public law cases.

The event will take place on Thursday 27th October 2011 from 4.30pm in the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, High Street, Edinburgh. Coffee is served from 4.30pm. The talks will run from 4.45pm to 5.45pm followed by drinks. Details of how to reserve a place at this event are provided below.

The following members of Axiom Advocates appeared in the Axa case. Richard Keen QC appeared for the Appellants, James Mure QC appeared for the Lord Advocate and Ruth Crawford QC and John MacGregor, advocate, appeared for the Advocate General for Scotland.

Please be aware that space at the event is limited and places will 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 would like to attend, please contact Cheryl Stevens, Deputy Clerk - cheryl.stevens@axiomadvocates.com