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Small Law Firm Conference

  • The Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh (map)

With United Employment Lawyers, we are pleased to introduce a new event for 2019. This conference is dedicated to issues for small legal businesses in Scotland.  Recognising that small law firms make up the backbone of the profession, the event focuses on how these businesses prepare for and meet changing client needs. The conference programme begins with the client perspective. Then legal, finance, risk management and personal development experts will share their experiences – all to better equip small law firms to strengthen strategies during this time of change.


  • Simon Erlanger (Managing Director, Harris Distillery)

  • Alastair McLean (Director, Commercial Banking, RBS)

  • Dr Patricia Graham (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian)

  • Callum Murray (Founder/CEO, Amiqus Resolution Ltd)

  • Brian Inkster (Founder, Inksters Solicitors)

  • Malcolm Mackay WS (Founder, United Employment Lawyers)

  • Iain Burke (Partner, Bannerman Burke)

  • Coral Bain WS (Solicitor and Professional Coach)

  • Katie McKenna (Head of Engagement, High Street Practitioners, LSS)

  • Graeme Brown (Chief Financial Officer, Thorntons)

  • Bruce Beveridge WS (CEO, Stòras Uibhist)


  • Business growth, relationships and what clients need

  • Legal entrepreneurship

  • The strengths of the small firm

  • Financial management and succession planning

  • Risk management – pressure points for small firms

  • Professional development – career growth, work life balance and dealing with stress

CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland)
For more information please contact Anna Bennett WS

All rates below include lunch at the Signet Library.

Earlier Event: 9 May
Personal Injury Conference
Later Event: 7 June
Agricultural Law Conference