Having had to cancel this year’s annual conference, the SPLG is keen to provide a form of substitute that will allow those with an interest in public law to keep up to date with developments and gain insights into some topical public law issues.  We are developing a series of short talks, which will be released online during the course of November.  We appreciate that everyone is busy and cannot necessarily commit to a fixed time-slot, so we plan to release these as pre-recorded talks, each of about 30 minutes in length, that can be viewed at your leisure.  We will send emails with details of each talk to the SPLG mailing list.

Talks during the course of November will include core public law update sessions: already confirmed are Morag Ross QC, who will provide an update on Scots Public Law case law, and Gerry Facenna QC with an update on EU law.  For those with an eye on developments in human rights law, we will hear from Dr Kasey McCall Smith (UoE) on current key international human rights issues; Bruce Adamson (Scotland’s Commissioner for Children & Young People) on incorporation of UNCRC into domestic law; and Dr Colm O’Cinneide (KCL) on the human rights based approach in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.  Additional speakers and topics will be announced during November.