As part of a series of events to mark the achievements of the Law School, we are holding an inaugural lecture by the Rt. Hon Lord Hamilton (former Lord President of the Court of Session) on arbitration.

Arbitration is an essential method of dispute resolution. With the passage of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 and establishment of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, which is supporting this event, Scotland is well placed to become a major venue for domestic and international arbitration. Lord Hamilton’s lecture will provide a unique insight into arbitration and its future. In light of its potential impact on the Scottish business community, understanding arbitration is essential for all those in business, industry and the legal profession.

The Law School

The Law School has the reputation of success and innovation across teaching and research. Alongside our popular face to face and online LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice, we are the largest postgraduate law provider in Scotland. The majority of our courses are accredited or recognised by the professional bodies and offer flexible study options. Prospects for our law graduates are excellent, with ratings of 85% in The Complete University Guide 2013 subject tables.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday 11 March 2015, 6.30 - 7.30 pm at RGU, Riverside East building, Room N242

The lecture will be followed by a buffet reception.

If you wish to find out if places are still available, please email David Christie

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Rt. Hon Lord Hamilton

Lord Hamilton

Lord Hamilton was born in Glasgow, where he attended Glasgow High School, from there he went to study at Glasgow University, Oxford University and Edinburgh University, where he was awarded an LLB law degree in 1967. Admitted as Advocate in 1968 and appointed QC in 1982, Advocate Depute from 1982-85, Chairman of the Medical Appeals Tribunals from 1988-1992, and President of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal in Scotland from 1992-1995. From 1988-95, he was also Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey.

In 1995 Lord Hamilton was appointed Senator of the College of Justice, where he was a permanent commercial judge from 1997-2000. In 2002, he was appointed Judge of the Inner House. On 24 November 2005, the government announced Lord Hamilton would succeed Lord Cullen as Lord President and Lord Justice General on the Cullen's own appointment to the House of Lords Appellate Committee. He served as Lord President from December 2005 to June 2012

His personal interests include history, music and hillwalking.



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