Leading figures lined up for proceeds of crime event

29 Jan

Experts from both sides of the Border, including a Supreme Court judge and a Law Officer, will share their insights into proceeds of crime legislation at a conference hosted by the Faculty.

The event, a collaboration with the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, has secured Lord Toulson, Justice of the Supreme Court, and Lesley Thomson, Solicitor General for Scotland, as speakers.

As well as a distinguished career on the Bench, Lord Toulson is a former Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales and member of the Judicial Appointments Commission for England and Wales.

Ms Thomson has more than 25 years' experience in the prosecution service and is the author of"Confiscation: A Practical Guide to Confiscating Crime Proceeds".

The all-day Proceeds of Crime Conference 2015 will also feature the Dean of Faculty, James Wolffe, QC, and leading practitioners in the field including Barry Divers, Bryan Heaney and Heather Carmichael from the Scottish Bar.

Currently, the line-up is completed by Mark Thomson, of the Serious Fraud Office, Bill Cleghorn, a forensic accountant, and Douglas Milne, of Morton Fraser, but it is hoped that other speakers will be added to the list.

The event is on Friday 20 February in the Faculty's Mackenzie Building. There is a £25 charge to cover lunch and a wine reception. To register, go to http://events.advocates.org.uk/