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Vincent Reynouard (Appellant) v His Majesty’s Advocate (representing the French Republic

Vincent Raynouard (appellant) v. His Majesty’s Advocate Themis member Chris Stephen appeared as junior Counsel for the Lord Advocate (led by Paul Harvey, AD) in the extradition appeal of Vincent Raynouard (appellant) v. His Majesty’s Advocate (representing the French Republic) [2024] HCJAC 2 in the Appeal Court, High Court of Justiciary. The appeal concerned a …

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Private Enforcement of Competition Law – Seminar, Thursday 1st February

Private Enforcement of Competition Law – Seminar, Thursday 1st February For many years the European Commission and the CMA have encouraged the use of competition law by private parties to bring their own cases in the courts; e.g., for interdicts or damages an unfair concerted practices or abuse of a dominant position.  But there are barriers to …

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Michael Upton has successfully opposed County Travel’s appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court

Michael Upton has successfully opposed County Travel’s appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court Themis Member Michael Upton has successfully opposed County Travel’s appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court. The appellant was a school-bus operator for Angus Council whose contracts were terminated by the education authority for persistent breaches of the agreements. The operator sued for …

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Welcome Back Alasdair Hardman

Welcome Back Alasdair Hardman Alasdair Hardman returns to practice today. Themis Advocates are delighted to welcome him back after a year-long sabbatical. Alasdair was an integral part of the stable prior to it becoming Themis Advocates and for the two years that followed and we thoroughly look forward to working with him again. Alasdair is …

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Climate Change: fostering a new environment for litigation in Scotland? By Chris Stephen, Advocate*

Climate Change: fostering a new environment for litigation in Scotland? By Chris Stephen, Advocate* I. IntroductionThe environmental impact of the way in which countries and their respective governments conduct themselves is an issue never far from the headlines. In the political arena, Scotland played host to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the …

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Steven Walker KC appointed to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators

Steven Walker KC appointed to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators Steven Walker KC has been appointed as a member of the prestigious Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators. SIAC has established a track record for providing best in class arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have …

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The Lord Advocate (representing the French authorities) against Vincent Reynouard

The Lord Advocate (representing the French authorities) against Vincent Reynouard Chris Stephen appeared as junior Counsel for the Lord Advocate (led by Paul Harvey, AD) in the recent extradition case of The Lord Advocate (representing the French authorities) against Vincent Reynouard in Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The respondent, a French national, had published videos online which …

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Steven Walker KC to speak at the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) “International ADR Week 2022” with the most excited topic that you are looking for “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic”. 

The webinar is entitled “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” and will feature Steven Walker QC of Themis Advocates.

14th July 2022 at 10:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7 Thailand time)

Please register from this link here

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Commercial / Land & Property Seminar

Friday 21st April 2023

1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

Themis are delighted to invite you to attend our Inaugural Glasgow Conference on Friday 21st April at the Hilton from 1pm-5pm.  Talks will be provided on Commercial and Land & Property.  The event is free to attend, however a donation to our charity of the year Andys Man Club would be appreciated.  You will be accredited 3 hours CPD and is open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals. 

To register please complete the undernoted registration form.

1:00 – Registration & Refreshments

1:30Andys Man Club (Charity of the Year)

1:45Michael Upton – If Personal Bar is Personal can it also be Real?

2:30Alan McLean KC – The Law of Prescription

3:15 – Refreshment Break

3:30Catherine MacColl – How bright a light at the end of the tunnel? How to consider director’s duties in the face of insolvency following the case of BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA.

4:15Julie McKinley – Case law update

5:00 – Conclusion

5:15 – Drinks and Canapes for which all attendees are invited.