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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.

  • Notice of General Meeting

    NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING 

    When?: Tuesday 6th March 2018, 5.30pm 

    Where?: Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, 12 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT

    OPEN TO NON SLAS MEMBERS 

    The Agenda can be found at http://www.scottishlawagents.org/news/general-meeting-6th-march-2018-530...

    For anyone who cannot attend and wishes to fill in an Open Proxy Form, please contact [email protected] 

  • General Meeting 6th March 2018 5.30pm - Agenda

    Notice of General Meeting 6th March 2018 

    When?: Tuesday 6th March 2018 5.30pm 

    Where?: Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, 12 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT 

    OPEN TO NON SLAS MEMBERS 

     AGENDA

     

    1. Attendance and apologies

     

    1. Introduction by the President of the Scottish Law Agents Society

     

    1. Motion This meeting calls upon the Council of the Scottish Law Agents Society to appoint a suitable agent to move the next AGM of the Law Society of Scotland to call upon the Council of the Law Society of Scotland :

    3.1   to make inquiry and report to the membership of the Society as to the number and proportion of solicitors’ practices in Scotland which are owned by entities situated outwith Scotland

    3.2   to make inquiry and report to the membership of that Society as to the number and proportion of Scottish solicitors are engaged

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  • New Law Society Consultation on Change to Conflict of Interest Rules

    We would ask members to note that the Law Society of Scotland announced a consultation on proposed changes to the Conflict of Interest Rules. This was announced on 19th January 2018 and a response is due by the 16th of February 2018.

    When such a short consultation period is proposed, one has to doubt whether there is any serious intention to receive a response.  Nevertheless, if members would wish SLAS to mention any particular matters in response to this consultation, then please advise the Secretary by email at [email protected].

    Details of the proposed changes can be found within the consultation papers found on the Law Society’s website at https://www.lawscot.org.uk/media/359481/consultationpapersjan18.pdf

    Members should consider these papers and ensure to submit a response before the 16th of February at

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  • Urgent Notice

    We were recently informed of the Special General Meeting of the Law Society of Scotland to be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 25 January at Law Society of Scotland Atria One, 144 Edinburgh EH3 8EX.

    We were informed also that electronic voting on two motions at that meeting would be open from 15th to 24 January 2018. However, from 15th to 18th January there was no information available as to what would be the relative motions or as to how to vote on them. Votes may be cast also in person at the meeting.

    Then, shortly after 9 AM on 18th January we received an email with one link to the relevant motions and another link to access the electronic voting system.

    When we followed the first link this led to the proposal that solicitors should be required to report upon suspicious activities of other solicitors (snoopers’ charter). There were, however, no voting arrangements available through the second link.

    During the course of the morning of 18th January,

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