Did you know that there is now a user-friendly Web-based system providing access to the REGISTERS OF SCOTLAND? You can access information from the land, property and personal Registers directly without leaving your desk.
The Society submitted its Response to the Papers on the proposals to increase jurisdiction limits in the Sheriff Courts and the proposed new Rules for Summary causes and small claims in the Sheriff Court. Copies can be obtained from the Secretary.
The committee has been continuing its deliberations on this topic in the light of the recent decision of Yule v South Lanarkshire Council and hopes to be able to give some guidance to members soon. This was an application for a judicial review in which the petitioner, Mrs.
The committee noted that The Law Society of England and Wales is to revise its practice rule on acting for lenders and borrowers in conveyancing transactions.In future it will be possible to act for both parties only where the lender has not imposed unreasonable requirements.
These are still under review in the light of recent developments such as the Resolution passed at the recent IBA conference to the effect that there should be rigorous regulation of MDPs if allowed, to ensure that risks relating to conflict of in
The date for the Hamilton Roadshow is now 7th December from 4.30-6.30 p.m. at Hamilton Sheriff Court. The theme will be civil and criminal legal aid; an up-date and review. There will be from the Scottish Legal Aid Board and a panel from our Court and Legal Committee.