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The representative for this region is Neil Kelly.
There are no events fixed in this region. As soon as they are announced we will publish them here. If you have ideas for an event, please contact your regional organiser.
On 19th April 2012 the respected and experienced Scottish Adjudicator, Bryan Porter, gave a talk to a packed house at the offices of hosts, MacLay Murray and Spens, solicitors, where he offered his reflections on adjudication. In a wide ranging and frank talk he discussed how adjudication had developed since its introduction, how to present/not to present a case and where adjudication might go in the future.
On Thursday 3rd May 2012 in a Joint Meeting with the CIArb (Scottish Branch) Garry Borland Advocate gave a talk at MacRoberts' Glasgow office on natural justice in adjudication entitled 'Keeping on the right side of the line'. In a comprehensive look at the most recent authorities, he pointed up the difficulty in distilling a set of coherent rules which are capable of being applied with reasonable certainty in the very practical and speedy world of adjudication. Further, while the Courts tend to favour upholding the decisions of adjudicators this can, in some cases, lead to uncertainty about how the 'rules' will be applied in other cases and that the approach of the Courts does not necessarily encourage best practice by adjudicators.
The Scottish Region held a very successful meeting on June 2, 2011, attended by about 50 people to hear a paper given by the Rt. Hon. Lord Hamilton, Lord President of the Court of Session and Scotland's top judge on the topic 'Adjudicators - Acting Judicially ?'. This paper is available on our papers page.