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Free Legal Workshop in Dundee this March


Title: 'Challenging the Recovery of Records in Criminal Proceedings.'

Date: March 20, 5-6.30pm

Location: Discovery Room, Discovery Point, Dundee

Following the recent decision in WF v Scottish Ministers, many complainers will have a right to legal representation to challenge any application for recovery of their sensitive records. Legal Aid is available for complainers to obtain representation in these cases.

This free 90 minute legal workshop, co-sponsored by Rape Crisis Scotland and the Scottish Women's Rights Centre, will provide delegates with guidance on how to challenge applications for the recovery of sensitive records, in order to prevent such records being obtained and lodged in criminal proceedings. This workshop is aimed at solicitors, particularly those who work on sexual offences and domestic abuse cases. The format of the event will be an informal group session, and will be delivered by a senior legal practitioner, who is experienced in taking these challenges.

Aims

We understand that there are not many solicitors currently undertaking this type of work in Scotland. Our aim is to identify solicitors who are interested in this novel and developing area of practice and provide targeted legal training to assist them to undertake such challenges. For this reason — and because spaces are limited — we will prioritise registration requests from practicing solicitors.

The event will seek to provide practical guidance for those who may be instructed by complainers. The session will cover:

  • An overview of the law on recovery of records
  • Managing the expectations of complainers
  • The effective presentation of arguments against orders for recovery in court.

Attendance at this training is free of charge, but spaces are limited! Please register early, and if you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration timely, so that another interested delegate can take up your space.

Tickets

Click here to register for this event or contact us at communications@scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk.

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