The reform of sexual offences law: will it make any difference?”
Date 07/02/2013
Speaker Prof. James Chalmers (Regius Professor of Law, University of Glasgow)
Seminar Details The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 is the first time that any major area of Scots criminal law has been transformed from common law to statute, and the area is one which has long been and will long remain controversial. But what practical difference, if any, can the new law be expected to make, and is it an improvement on what went before?
Professor James Chalmers was appointed to the Regius Chair of Law at the University of Glasgow in 2012, having previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. His research is primarily in the area of criminal law, evidence and procedure. His published books include The New Law of Sexual Offences in Scotland (2010), Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland (3rd edition, 2009, with Margaret Ross) and Criminal Defences and Pleas in Bar of Trial (2006, with Fiona Leverick). He is currently Editor of the Edinburgh Law Review, a member of the Criminal Courts Rules Council and the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He has regularly provided professional training for practicing lawyers.
Seminar Time 5.45pm - 7.15pm (registration from 5.30pm)
Booking Fee £50 members; £75 non-members; £15 member trainees; £25 non-member trainees
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