Simple Procedure Conference, 200 SVS Conference & Events, Tuesday, 24. September 2019

Simple Procedure was introduced in November 2016 to provide a speedy inexpensive and informal court way to resolve low value disputes. It was intended to be quicker, cheaper and simpler than its predecessors. The rules were framed in non legal language to make the procedure readily understandable to lay persons. Sheriffs were encouraged to adopt a problem solving approach to the dispute and to facilitate negotiation and settlement of claims. Sheriffs were given very wide discretionary powers of case management and dispute resolution.
The procedure has bedded in to an extent and the impact of the recent introduction of Civil Online is awaited. This conference will discuss how the procedure is actually operating in different jurisdictions and whether it is achieving its aims of providing quicker, cheaper simpler and more effective access to justice.  We have a range of speakers with daily involvement in all aspects of its operation in different courts, and there will be ample opportunity for exchanges of views and experiences.
This half day conference will be chaired by Charles Hennessy, Academic Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and author of “Civil Procedure and Practice”, 5th edition (2018). Full details of the speakers will be issued shortly.
CPD 3 hours
Registration and Coffee at 9:30am
PEAT OUTCOME Relevant legal knowledge
OBJECTIVES
This conference will give delegates knowledge of the operation of simple procedure in different jurisdictions.
PARTICIPANTS
This conference will be of interest to solicitors, trainee solicitors and other legal professionals who are involved in court work. It will also be of interest to advice workers and advocacy workers.
SPEAKERS
Charles Hennessy, Solicitor Advocate. Charles was admitted as a solicitor in 1974 and began his own legal practice in Glasgow in 1984 under the name of Hennessy Bowie & Co. Charles became a Solicitor Advocate in 1999. Charles is the author of several books on civil procedure and practice, the latest being "Civil Procedure and Practice" (Greens) 5th edition 2018. Charles was formerly a lecturer and senior tutor in the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University and then became a visiting professor at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 1999. In January 2012 Charles became the Academic Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) at Strathclyde University and continues to write and lecture on Scottish civil procedure.
Speakers TBC
PROGRAMME
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