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13. Taking a case to the Supreme Court - a road more often travelled?
Wednesday 20 March 2019
05:45pm - 07:15pm
Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC and Scott Blair
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In this seminar delegates will learn about the legal and practical issues arising from the new procedures involved in taking a case to the Supreme Court. Focussing in particular on how to secure permission to appeal to the Court, our speakers, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC and Scott Blair, Advocate, will draw on both their general experience of the Supreme Court and also their current experience in the case of McMaster and Others v Scottish Ministers [2018] CSIH 40 , the ECHR-based challenge to loss of agricultural tenants’ rights following the case of Salvesen v Riddell 2013 SC (UKSC) 236, the seminar will give delegates an understanding of -

    ► the story of the McMaster case to date with an explanation of the general human rights issues arising in the case particularly in relation to A1-P1 possessions
   ► making and arguing an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary
   ► making and arguing an application for permission to appeal from the Supreme Court itself
   ► practice points and lessons from the caselaw
   ► what do you do and where do you go if permission is refused?
   ► where permission is granted -an overview of Supreme Court procedure up to and including the big day itself

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC of Westwater Advocates, who is ranked Chambers as “Star” in Agricultural and Rural Property and Band 1 for Planning & Environment. He has a wide ranging practice with an emphasis on agricultural and rural property and planning and environmental law. He has been involved in a number of cutting edge environmental and human rights challenges arising from the legal governance of rural communities.
Scott Blair, Advocate of Terra Firma Chambers is described in the most recent edition of Chambers UK as “a standout practitioner in public and administrative law.” He has a wide ranging public law practice and has appeared in courts and highest level in the UK as well as in the European Court of Human Rights. He is on the A Panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Booking fee: members £50; non-members £80; trainee/paralegal from member firm £15; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £25

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