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Austin Lafferty's Masterclass - Common Weal, Common Law, Common Sense

By SLAS Spokesperson

Austin Lafferty

will present a Masterclass 


'Common Weal, Common Law, Common Sense' 

Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 5.30pm

(Tea & coffee at 5pm, Lecture at 5.30pm, drinks reception post lecture)

 Glasgow Caledonian University 

Deeprose Theatre, Govan Mbeki Building 

 Access the online version here

Alumni at GCU

Austin Lafferty 
Austin Lafferty is a solicitor, broadcaster, journalist and artist, who has worked in general legal practice since 1981. As well as running his own multi-branch firm in and around Glasgow, he has worked in a variety of media roles, having been a radio and television presenter on numerous programmes. Austin is a newspaper columnist on legal matters who has worked on the Herald, the Sun, the Sunday Post and the Times (both Glasgow Evening Times and the London Times). He works occasionally as a professional portrait artist and runs his own small art gallery in Glasgow. He has also written It's The Law!, which is a handbook on Scots Law for citizens, published in 2004. 

Austin has been on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland since 2006 and has sat on various committees, convening the Nominations Committee and the Strategy Group, and been involved in lectures, seminars and other events for the profession. He was elected Vice-President of the Law Society in May 2011 and took over the presidency in May 2012, demitting office in May 2013

Should you have any queries regarding the event, please contact Chris Cadogan on 0141 331 8402 or by email on



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