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This is a blog post offering some personal reflections on the public lecture and conference held at the University of Aberdeen on 25 and 26 August 2016.

This programme was probably the first big-ticket academic/practitioner get-together that “I” organised “myself”. That being the case, I had a heck of a lot of support for these events, which I should acknowledge at the outset.

Thanks go to:

  • The School of Law, for underwriting the conference. This allowed me to proceed with booking the venue and organising catering etc. before knowing whether I would break even. Thanks also to individuals within the School for organisational support.
  • Sponsors Stronachs and Terra Firma Chambers, which also helped ensure the events were viable.
  • The wider university community, in terms of catering, AV, press releases and indeed giving a venue for the event. The PR was invaluable (see below), especially as I had no particular advertising…

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