Scotland Regional Meeting

Thursday 22nd February 2018


Kingsmills Hotel,
Damfield Road,

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Main Programme

12:30 - 13:00 Registration, Lunch, tea & coffee


13:00 - 13:10 Welcome and introduction
Mrs Kathleen Gell


13:10 - 13:30 SafeDeposits Scotland
Victoria Smith


13:30 - 14:15 Complaints handling process
Mr Daryl McIntosh


14:15 - 15:15 GDPR
Kirk Tudhope


15:15 - 15:30 Tea & Coffee Break


15:15 - 16:15 Legal Update
Rory Cowan


16:15 - 16:30 Questions & Answers



SafeDeposits Scotland Limited

SafeDeposits Scotland Limited

SafeDeposits is Scotland’s leading tenancy deposit scheme, protecting deposits for approximately 60% of the market. With excellent customer service and local expertise, the scheme provides peace of mind to landlords, letting agents and tenants. SafeDeposits is also a unique private rented sector partnership, with ARLA Propertymark, SAL, RICS and TDS on its board.



0141 225 5100


Kirk Tudhope

Kirk Tudhope

Kirk is a partner with Ledingham Chalmers solicitors based in their Inverness Office. He is the only Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Employment Law in the Highlands.

Over and above representing employers Kirk has a particular interest in data protection and GDPR.

Away from the office Kirk is a former Chair of Highland Hospice and currently the Chair of Social Enterprise Charity ILM Highland.  His interests also include supporting Kilmarnock Football Club albeit from a safe distance.



Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith has been Operations Manager for SafeDeposits since the start of 2017. She’s been with the organisation since 2013 and was previously Client Account Manager. Victoria works closely with SafeDeposits’ clients to provide support and in-house training throughout Scotland, ensuring that landlords and letting agents benefit from the scheme’s experience in the sector.


Rory Cowan

Rory Cowan

Rory Cowan is a commercial and property litigator with over 18 years of experience. Rory is also one of the leading providers of legal services to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in Scotland. He provides legal services to a wide range of organisations operating in the PRS from small agencies to large UK-wide lettings agents, tenancy deposit schemes, rental guarantee insurers and bespoke software providers.

Rory also has considerable experience in dealing with statutory appeals. He is regularly instructed in relation to appeals arising from housing legislation such as those relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation.

Mr Daryl McIntosh

Mr Daryl McIntosh

Daryl is the Business Development Executive for the NAEA and ARLA. With a back ground in law, he has worked in the property industry in excess of 20 years at solicitor estate and letting agents in Central Scotland.

He represents the Associations and the membership at Government consultations and meetings ensuring that we can help shape any legislation for the benefit of the industry and that we are fully aware of the introduction of new legislation and forthcoming legislation changes.

Daryl is a board member for the Property Ombudsman Scotland and Safe Deposits Scotland.