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Thu, 09 May

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Glasgow

A Spotlight on the Lord Advocate’s Reference No 1 of 2023

This seminar will cover the decision of the High Court in Lord Advocate's Reference (No 1 of 2023), holding that - overruling the earlier case of Smith v Lees - the complainer's lack of consent in a sexual offence prosecution can be corroborated by evidence of their distress.

A Spotlight on the Lord Advocate’s Reference No 1 of 2023
A Spotlight on the Lord Advocate’s Reference No 1 of 2023

Time & Location

09 May 2024, 17:30 – 19:00

Glasgow, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl, Glasgow G2 1BT, UK

About the event

About the Seminar

This seminar will cover the decision of the High Court in Lord Advocate's Reference (No 1 of 2023), holding that - overruling the earlier case of Smith v Lees - the complainer's lack of consent in a sexual offence prosecution can be corroborated by evidence of their distress. The seminar will cover the basis of the decision and its relationship with prior authority and the institutional writers, its implications and the potential for future development by the appeal court, and the wider context of law reform relating to sexual offence prosecutions.

About the Speaker - Professor James Chalmers (University of Glasgow)

James Chalmers is Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, and is co-author of new editions of Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland and Gordon's Criminal Law of Scotland.

Tickets

  • Members

    By booking this ticket, you are declaring that you are a member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. All records will be checked before attendance and invoices will be sent to those found in breech.

    £0.00
  • Non-Members

    £75.00
    +£1.88 service fee

Total

£0.00

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