The SPLG are delighted to invite you to the first of two very special events which take place this summer, and which will see the Chief Justices of Canada and Australia respectively share with a Scottish audience their experiences of constitutional law.
The first event will be led by the Chief Justice of Canada, the Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin PC, who will deliver a talk on The place of the "Federalism Principle" in Canadian constitutional law. Responding to the Chief Justice, Lord Reed, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, will consider Scotland's own recent experience of constitutional law, and - in light of cases such as AXA and Imperial Tobacco - the extent to which Scots' law might learn from the Canadian experience of challenges made to primary legislation in a multi-layered democracy.
The event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 6 June (with details of the precise time to follow), and we are very grateful that the Lord President has generously allowed us the use of Court One in the Court of Session for this purpose.
Register here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3249743069
Details of the second event, led by the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon Robert French AC will follow in due course. This event will take place on the evening of Friday 6 July. If you would like to register for this event in the meantime, please click here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3249957711