We are delighted to be joined by The Hon Lord Ericht , a judge of the Supreme Courts. Lord Ericht is in conversation with Edith Forrest, Advocate as they discuss the Bicentary of Session Cases 1821- 2021 and a recent poll of the top 10 cases reported. A fascinating discussion covering a range of topics, something for every lawyer and aspiring lawyer.

The questions asked and links to the cases discussed:

  • Donoghue v Stevenson and Moorov, you have talked of these cases as being “grounded in vivid, down to earth, easy to understand stories” and grappling “with issues which humanity has grappled for millenia”. Could you expand please on your thoughts as to the reasons for these cases being of such importance and enduring relevance?
  • Which of the other Top 10 cases do you consider of particular importance and why? https://www.scottishlawreports.org.uk…
  • You were Editor of Session Cases between 2000 and 2016. Which case, opinion or passage from a case covered in Session Cases or from any other jurisdiction would you recommend that all lawyers read? Link to the case https://supreme.justia.com/cases/fede…
  • In the digital age we have live feeds of hearings, live tweeting by legal commentators and possibly greater interest in the law than there has ever been. How do you view these developments?
  • How has Session Cases adapted?
  • What is your favourite quote?
  • We are involved in an initiative to launch legal careers in Scotland. What advice would you give to lawyers just starting out in their careers?
  • What question should we have asked you?

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