Free Scots law seminar for journalists

CONTEMPT of court and official secrets are among the topics to be discussed at a free seminar on Scots law for journalists.

Being held in March, the event is being hosted by law firm, Biggart Baillie, with principal in-house solicitor at BBC Scotland, Rosalind McInnes, and intellectual property specialist, Colin Miller, taking part.

Also up for discussion is freedom of information, defamation, copyright, intellectual property, the internet and data protection. Both McInnes and Miller are contributors to the recently-published eighth edition of ‘Scots Law for Journalists’.

The exact seminar date is still to be announced and will take place at Biggart Baillie’s offices in Glasgow. Depending on demand, there may be a similar seminar in Edinburgh.

Presentations will last for about one hour and will be followed by a Q&A session, and a drinks and canapé reception.

The event is being partly organised by the National Union of Journalists.

For more information, contact Fiona Davidson or Alice McCarney at 0141 248 6648 or email