Webinar A transatlantic dialogue about justice in a time of crisis

Webinar A transatlantic dialogue about justice in a time of crisis


April 14th at 2 pm UK / 3 pm France


After a year of disruption to the working of the system of justice at every level, disruption which would have been unimaginable in January last year, the Society is organising a webinar for senior judges to compare notes.  What worked well?  What is still difficult? Criminal trials in Scotland, appellate advocacy before the DC Circuit court in Washington, the French experience, and a submission from the leader of the Scottish bar about his concerns lest the current practices become the new normal.  Ian Forrester will be the chairman and there will be a summation by Sir David Edward.

Ian Forrester QC LLD Chair.
Sir David Edward QC LLD Summation.

The other speakers for this webinar will be:

Judge Douglas Ginsburg

Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in November 1986, served as Chief Judge from July 16, 2001 until February 10, 2008, and took senior status on October 14, 2011.

The Right Hon Lady Dorrian

Lady Dorrian was installed as Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in April 2016. She was appointed a judge of the Supreme Courts in 2005, having served as a temporary judge since 2002. She was appointed to the Inner House in November 2012.

Judge Bertrand Roy

Judge Roy was appointed to be a member of the ancient criminal court, the Conseil des Prud’hommes, in Caen, after a distinguished career in professional life, notably as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer at ESSILOR. He has been decorated with the Ordre du Mérite.

Roddy Dunlop QC

Roddy Dunlop QC is the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. He was admitted to the Faculty in 1998 and took silk in 2010. His expertise covers a wide practice including media law, insurance law, human rights, and judicial review.

The webinar is open to all. Registration is free and the event will be recorded.  

To register, please email fbls@outlook.com and details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

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