A tribunals conference is taking place on Tuesday 7 September to consider future developments.
Keynote speeches will be delivered by the Lord President, Lord Carloway; the President of the Scottish Tribunals, Lord Woolman; and the Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Hodge.
The conference will discuss the ways in which the Scottish tribunals have adapted to the challenges raised by the pandemic and how these achievements might inform the future, including the use of virtual technology.
Other speakers and panellists will include Laura Dunlop QC, President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland; Judge Susan Walker, Vice President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland); May Dunsmuir, President of the Health and Education Chamber; Alex Green, President of the General Regulatory Chamber; and Aileen Devanny, President of the Housing and Property Chamber.
They will discuss their experience of conducting business under Covid regulations, in particular managing the variety of parties involved in hearings.
The conference will be held online from 09.00 – 13.00 via WebEx. If you wish to attend please click the following link any time after 08.45 on the morning of 7 September.
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The conference will be chaired by Lord Woolman, and the core group of invited panellists & speakers will be able to contribute to discussions. The wider audience will be able to see and hear the presentations and discussions but will be muted and will not be visible. However, attendees will be able to submit questions or comments via the WebEx chat function. These comments will be monitored by a moderator and submitted to the Chair to be fed into the discussion as appropriate.
It is intended to record the two keynote speakers. The rest of the conference and the discussion will be minuted and a report will be published.