The Brewers' Law and Information Symposium

24 Jan

A one-of-a-kind event for Scottish brewers

TLT are hosting a one-of-a-kind event for Scottish brewers. Join us for a full day of talks from some of Scotland's biggest craft brewers and TLT's brewery experts covering a wide range of topics to help you ensure brewing business success.

The symposium will take place at the impressive Drygate Brewery, providing the perfect industrial back-drop for the day. 


  • 09.30: Registration, tea and coffee
  • 10.00: What’s Brewing at Holyrood - Patrick Harvie MSP 
  • 10.15: Chairman’s Overview - Stephen McGowan, TLT LLP
  • 10.30: Licensing - Pop-ups & Start-ups - Niall Hassard, TLT LLP 
  • 11.15: Refreshment break
  • 11.30: Brewing, Biofuel and Renewable Opportunities - Richard Turnbull and Simon Williams, TLT LLP
  • 12.00: Turning Beer Awards into Business Success - Fiona MacEachern, Loch Lomond Brewery 
  • 12.20: Taking on a pub: Leases and What to Watch for - Kenny Meldrum and Brian Armour, TLT LLP
  • 12.45: Lunch 
  • 13.30: Making your mark: trade marks for brewers, pubs and restaurants, Jo Pritchard, TLT LLP
  • 14.10: Pouring pints as well as Brewing them - David McDowall, Brewdog
  • 14.40: Employment Law – The Dos and Dont's for Brewers - Jonathan Rennie, TLT LLP
  • 15.10: Managing Growth - Paul Fallen, Founder, Fallen Brewing Co 
  • 15.30: Refreshment break
  • 15.45: 'Craft Beer Scotland' - Graham Young, Scotland Food and Drink
    16.10: Routes to Market in Local Stores - Pete Cheema, CEO of the Scottish Grocers Federation
  • 16.30: Question Time Panel Debate - hosted by Stephen McGowan (TLT LLP), with Annika Meiklejohn (Tempest), David McGowan (Broughton Ales) and Petra Wetzel (WEST)
  • 17.30: Close, refreshments and networking


TIME: 09:30 - 17:30