JUSTICE Scotland: Beyond Law Series – Law and the Arts

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Date / time
Date(s) - 24/11/2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Laigh Hall, Parliament House


This year, we will be exploring the challenges of incorporating criminal law into dramatic writing through the theme of crime in fiction. The event promises to be a unique opportunity to discuss the portrayal of law in fiction and debate whether the arts are getting it right. Join us for what will undoubtedly be a fun and informative evening with an excellent panel representing the arts.

Our exciting panel consists of:

  • Joyce McMillan, chief theatre critic for The Scotsman newspaper (Chair)
  • Lin Anderson, the renowned Tartan Noir crime writer and co-founder of the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival
  • Frances Barber, actress, played Caroline Warwick QC in Silk
  • Professor Sue Black, world class forensic scientist
  • Donald Findlay QC, the inimitable and leading criminal QC

We’re pleased to confirm that this event will be followed by a drinks reception. JUSTICE is grateful to the Faculty of Advocates for hosting this event.

Please note that all advocates will receive 1.5 hours of CPD for practice development.

Complete the short booking form below to confirm your attendance: 

About the Beyond Law series

This hugely popular series of events have previously explored hard hitting topics such as; Law and War, Law and Society and Law and Media and have included high profile guests such as; General Sir Mike Jackson, Rt Hon Menzies Campbell, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Jon Snow and Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws.

Please note that although this event is free, donations are always welcome.