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  • Independent Review of Regulation of Legal Services - March 2018

     

    Independent Review  of Regulation of Legal Services -  March 2018

    This month of March 2018 brings us  a late opportunity to make a submission to the Scottish government's current Independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services in Scotland. A few weeks ago that Review issued a call for evidence to be submitted by 30th March 2018. We have therefore hastily convened a general meeting in Glasgow and have discussed matters as fully as we could in the time available and have now produced the undernoted response to the call for evidence.  You will recollect that developments took place in England about 14 years ago for the deregulation of legal practices permitting the sale of shares in these practices in the commercial market. The vigorous rejection of that notion in Scotland was led by the President and Council of the Law Society of Scotland (CLSS}. That was until 2008 when that policy was turned on its head so that CLSS came to support  an even more liberal

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  • ABS

    ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS STRUCTURES (ABS) 

     

    The link to the Independent Review of Legal Services in Scotland is shown below this paragraph however, in the short time available (only until 31 March 2018) it is probably not practicable to address the whole of the review enquiry. The crucial issue is Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and you should write direct to the Independent Review into Scottish Legal Services, GW 10, St Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG with your own views as to whether or not Scottish legal firms should be made saleable on the commercial market.

     

    http://www.gov.scot/About/Review/Regulation-Legal-Services

     

    Since time immemorial the solicitors’ profession in Scotland has been vigourously independent and that independence was maintained as a matter of course by the regulatory body, the Law Society of Scotland, from

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  • General Meeting 6th March 2018 from 5.30pm at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow

    General Meeting 6th March 2018 from 5.30pm at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow 

     This is to confirm that the above meeting will be called as arranged.  Most travel facilities appear to be back in place and we have received a very helpful communication from the Law Society Executive which enables the scope of the meeting to be foreshortened significantly.  All members of the Law Society of Scotland and all members of the Scottish Law Agents Society are invited to this meeting.  The agenda can be found at http://www.scottishlawagents.org/news/general-meeting-6th-march-2018-530...

  • SLAS OPEN PROXY FORM - 6th March

    SCOTTISH LAW AGENTS SOCIETY

     

    OPEN PROXY FOR THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE SCOTTISH LAW AGENTS SOCIETY ON 6TH March 2018

     

    I, (NAME -BLOCK CAPITALS) ……………………………………………………………

     

    (Firm etc)………………………………………………………

     

    (Address)………………………………………………………………………

     

    A Member of the Scottish Law Agents Society or of the Law Society of Scotland, hereby appoint:

     

    *MICHAEL SHERIDAN of Glasgow, secretary to the Scottish Law Agents Society whom failing FIONA DALTON of Glasgow, President of the Scottish Law Agents Society who are both members of the Law Society of Scotland

     

    *OR (Name)……………………………………………… who is a member of the Scottish Law Agents Society of (Place of business)………………………………….

     

    * Delete as applicable

     

     to be my proxy at the

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  • Maggie Scanlan - A Memorial Party

    Maggie Scanlan – A Memorial Party

    One thing that Maggie loved was a good party and preferably with a sing song. Some of her friends have now booked the Corinthian on Ingram Street in Glasgow for Friday 9th March 2018 from 7pm to share stories and recollections of Maggie over some good food and wine.

    The cost is £40 per person for a three course meal.

    If you can join this occasion then please reply to Clair McLachlan at  [email protected] and please make payment no later than Monday 26th February. Payment can be made by cheque to Sheridans, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, DX GW266, LP 5 Glasgow 7 or direct into the bank account shown below.

     

    Sheridans

    Bank of Scotland

    80-54-01

    00810255

    REF: Scanlan Memorial Dinner.

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