A number of enquiries have been received from members as to whether or not there is general satisfaction with the operation of the options hearing in the family courts, with particular regard to rule of court 33.16. This rule requires the personal attendance of parties in family cases unless...
It has been reported (Financial Times 10th October 2007) that millions of pounds are being added to legal costs in England and Wales because of problems in deciding whether emails need to be disclosed in major commercial cases. 26% of senior litigators reported in a survey that this issue had
The first SLAS delivery of the Professional Competence Course undertaken by trainee solicitors was completed in Glasgow on 21st September 2007, mainly at Glasgow Caledonian University but including sessions undertaken also at the Royal Faculty of Procurators and at Glasgow Sheriff Court. The
Matters have moved on south of the border in relation to alternative business structures or multi disciplinary partnerships and general deregulation following the Clementi recommendations. There is a new Legal Services Bill that provides for law firms to have up to 25% non-lawyer partners who would...
Meeting with Scottish Legal Aid Board
Review of the Civil Court System
Commercial Law - Compensation for Commercial Agents by Alan Barron
Conveyancing - What Comes After? by Ken Swinton
The first delivery of the Society’s Professional Competence Course (PCC) commenced at Glasgow Caledonian University at 9am, sharp, on 11th September 2007. The course takes place over two weeks during which 54 hours of meetings and sundry other exercises are convened. The Society regards this