Restorative Justice in Scotland


City of Glasgow College, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RF

Lecture Theatre, Level One


9.15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr Paul K Little, Chief Executive and Principal, City of Glasgow College
9.30am Keynote Presentation
Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans
9.45am Scene setting by Sheriff David Mackie
10am In discussion – Sheriff David Mackie with Gus Grubb, Dean of Faculty Education and Humanities, City of Glasgow College
10.30am Tim Chapman
Chair of the Board, European Forum for Restorative Justice
11am Professor Claudia Mazzucato
Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Universita del Sacro Cuore, Milan
11.30am 12pm 12.45pm
Joint Q&A with Tim Chapman and Professor Claudia Mazzucato Lunch
Looking at the potential challenges to the implementation of Restorative Justice in Scotland
▪ Fiona Dyer, Director, Children’s and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ)
▪ Kate Wallace, CEO, Victim Support Scotland ▪ Joined by Tim Chapman
2pm Closing discussions
2.15pm Informal networking with refreshments

This is an excellent opportunity for delegates to focus on restorative justice and engage with a range of industry experts and eminent academics to explore how widely restorative justice is recognised in Scotland. The Law Symposium will debate the potential challenges to its implementation and look at the bigger picture across Europe, to identify where Scotland sits in this landscape. 

This one-day event includes a keynote speech by Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans. It will be hosted jointly with Sheriff David Mackie, one of Scotland’s leading authorities on restorative justice and who facilitated a pilot case in 2019. 

The event will incorporate guest speaker sessions including delivery by Tim Chapman, Chair of the Board of the European Forum for Restorative Justice and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Law, Crime & Justice and Professor Claudia Mazzucato, Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Universita del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult a suitably qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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