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The Big Blether – New Dynamic Sessions

Posted: 18th September 2020

Dentons launches The Big Blether event series in Scotland

The first event will feature a conversation with Gail Porter, TV presenter, author and mental health campaigner

Scotland, 17 September 2020 – Dentons is hosting a new series of events entitled “The Big Blether” in Scotland.

As part of the New Dynamic, Dentons has curated a unique series of events dedicated to the issues that matter to its clients and communities. The events will feature speakers from all walks of life, who will share their stories, thoughts and opinions on important issues, including mental health and resilience.

Alison Weatherhead, Employment partner at Dentons, said, “Statistics have shown a rise in the number of us struggling to juggle home and work life and an increase of cases of depression and feelings of isolation. We are here to support our clients as we navigate these challenging times.”

Alison Bryce, Intellectual Property and Technology partner at Dentons, added, “These sessions will give people the chance to pause, learn from our speakers’ insights and refocus, as well as to chat amongst supportive peers and ask questions in a comfortable space.”

The first event will be on 1 October with TV presenter, author and mental health campaigner Gail Porter. Hosted by Dentons partners Alison Bryce and Alison Weatherhead, Gail will discuss the highs and lows of her life, her struggles with mental illness, motherhood and how she has harnessed her experiences to help others overcome adversity.

Gail Porter said, “I am excited to be joining Alison and Alison for The Big Blether event. Mental health and resilience are important topics particularly right now as people are struggling given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The first event in the series will be held virtually on 1 October at 9:30 am BST. Register for the event here.

Dentons is the largest law firm in the world with over 10,000 lawyers in 188 locations across 76 countries. The firm has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, offering clients access to premium legal advice across the UK as well as in the US, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The firm recently advised on Doosan Babcock’s continued occupation of its site in Renfrew, which was billed as Scotland’s largest industrial property deal in 2019, and Alison Bryce, who heads Dentons’ Intellectual Property practice in Scotland, was recently ranked in the ‘Top 250 Women in IP’ in the 2020 edition of IP STARS

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