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Events

  • Event Name
  • Date
  • FULLY BOOKED Health & Safety Law Update: Fatal Cases and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • 05/09/2019 12:30:00

Type

Health & Safety and Regulatory Defence

Date/Time

05/09/2019 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP 5th Floor, The Presentation Suite, 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers

David Cairns, Associate & Criminal Solicitor Advocate

Programme

12:00 - 12:30: Registration
12:30 - 13:30: Seminar and Q & A
13.30 - 14:30: Informal buffet lunch

Description

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into effect in 2008 and whilst England, Wales and Northern Ireland have secured convictions under this legislation, The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have yet to test the legislation before a Scottish Court.

At this session, David Cairns will discuss:

  • An overview of the offence of corporate homicide: what the Crown have to prove and penalties upon conviction;
  • Alternatives in Scotland: The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and culpable homicide;
  • Trends identified in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and what we can learn from this;
  • Discussion as to why no proceedings have been raised in Scotland – yet.

Fee

Free of charge

Audience

Insurers, those working in the Health & Safety Sector & Employers

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  • FOISA for RSLs
  • 18/09/2019 12:30:00

Type

Social Housing

Date/Time

18/09/2019 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP The Presentation Suite, 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS.

Speakers

Lynn Richmond, Partner, Data Protection Team

Marion Davis, Senior Associate & Accredited Specialist in Charity Law, Social Housing Team

Programme

12:00 - 12:30: Registration
12:30 - 13:30: Seminar + Q&A
13:30 - 14:30: Buffet Lunch

Description

From 11 November 2019, Registered Social Landlords will fall to be classed as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. RSLs will need to ensure that staff are able to identify and respond to requests for information within the time limits imposed. RSLs will need to know when they are required to provide information and when it is appropriate to withhold information and refuse requests. Making that assessment is key in responding to requests.


These changes will also have repercussions for RSLs in terms of governance and ensuring that they comply not only with their freedom of information obligations, but also with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Regulatory Framework.


This seminar will look at the changes, how they affect RSLs and the steps that can be taken to respond to these requests and to ensure that RSLs stay on the right side of both the Scottish Housing Regulator and the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Fee

Free.

Audience

Social Housing Sector

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  • The Attorney Education Programme
  • 09/10/2019 18:00:00

Type

Families and Individuals

Date/Time

09/10/2019 18:00:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP 48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers

David White, Solicitor in Wills, Estate and Succession Planning 

Programme

18.00 – 18.30 : Registration
18.30 – 19.15 : Seminar & Q&A
19.15 – 20.00 : Drinks

Description

This is a one-off session which will provide advice to Attorneys on the duties and responsibilities of their role, and practical tips on what the granter of a Power of Attorney can do help their Attorney in this role.

In particular, the session will look at:

  • The importance of a Power of Attorney
  • The importance of a good Attorney
  • What powers an Attorney may use in office
  • Supported decision-making and what an Attorney should consider
  • Practical tips for Attorneys and Granters, in their roles

Fee

Free

Audience

General public and BTO Clients

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  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
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