This was the theme for the 44th annual BIALL conference which I attended as a delegate. Glasgow was the location for 2013 and all activities were centred in the Hilton Hotel (just round the corner from our Glasgow office).
This year the programme was as full as ever and there was a wide-reach of topics across the plenary and parallel sessions, all touching on ‘the business of law’. We heard from a diverse range of industry professionals including Professor Hector MacQueen of the Scottish Law Commission and Carol Tullo from The National Archives – both excellent and informative presentations. I’ve broadened my understanding of Flipping Training (yes, that is a real concept!), developing mature social media platforms, building my online professional brand as well as taking away a few tips on how to do more with less and how to just say No!
Conference is also underpinned by good, hearty networking opportunities and the social evenings were great fun. No trip to Scotland would be complete without sampling a haggis or some delectable shortbread. This year’s gala dinner was held in the most impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and we had a number of musical treats, from the Organist who accompanied our arrival to the drummers and pipers who completed the evening.
All in all another great conference ....looking forward to next year in Harrogate.