Scottish Law Agents Society - News

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

    Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Scottish Law Agents’ Society will take place on

    Thursday 18th June 2020 at 5.30pm at the Royal Faculty of Procurators, Nelson Mandela Square, Glasgow

    The offices of President and Vice president become vacant and there are number of vacancies on the Council. An Independent Examiner requires to be appointed. Members are invited to nominate candidates. A nomination form is attached. And this should be completed and returned to the Secretary, Andrew Stevenson, 14, The Firs, Millholm Road, Cathcart, Glasgow G44 3YB or to [email protected], to be received by the Secretary by 20th May 2020.

    Agenda

    1. Sederunt and Apologies
    2. Impact of Coronavirus
    3. Minutes of the 2019 AGM
    4. Annual Accounts
    5. President’s Annual Report
    6. Election of Office Bearers
    7. Appointment of
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  • Coronavirus Guidance from the Law Society

    We see that the Law Society of Scotland have produced a raft of guidance for practice in the currenct circumstances. Some of it seems quite helpful.

    https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/law-society-news/coronavirus-updates/

     

    MS

     

     

  • PRICE TRANSPARENCY - NEW "GUIDANCE"

    Some members are concerned as to the practical significance of the new guidance which has been issued by the Law Society aka the Regulatory Committee. We therefore attach below a pdf of the guidance in question and propose to incude our own counter guidance in the March Gazette. Any member who would care to offer any query, observation or other intelligence is invited to put it into the mix by sendng it by email to me at [email protected] (the usual email address of [email protected] etc being out of commission a least for the time being).

     

    MS

  • TCPD Goes National with a Free Trial Podcast - 2019-2020

    First of all, we have to welcome into the profession and to membership of SLAS, the 2019 cohort of new colleagues. With 27 members, this was the largest group that has taken the programme although not all members were doing the whole programme this year. As can be seen from the photographs, this at least looks like a superb new cohort of future colleagues and, from our training programme, we have every confidence that they will take the profession successfully into a future which has, by courtesy of Esther Robertson and others such as the Competition and Markets Authority, suddenly begun to look ominously interesting.

    Michael Franklin, Michael Cunningham, Andrew Mack, Calum Thornton, Lewis Barn

    Sheila Mackintosh, Kaitlin Boswell, Jasmine Ferguson, Antonia Jones, Nicola Cathcart

    Alannah Sloss, Taylor Muir, Laura McGurnughan, Matthew Albiston, Laura Robb, Luci Petrescu, Amrit Singh Pawar, Laura Barnett

    Lauren McGhie,

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  • FREE TRIAL PODCAST - Trainees Continuing Professional Development (TCPD)

     

    Trainees Continuing Professional Development  (TCPD)

    This message is for the attention of trainee solicitors who require to take the TCPD programme and an application form is attached for the joint Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (RFPG)/ Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) TCPD programme which will run fromJanuary to June 2020 with additional – non mandatory-  involvement available through until the end of 2020.

    First of all find attached an application form which you may download, complete and send to the Scottish Law Agents Society 166 Buchanan Street Glasgow G1 2 LW or DX 266 Glasgow along with a remittance for £100 in payment of the deposit against the total course fee of £900.

    Then see attached also an application form for one year’s free membership of SLAS which you should also download, complete and return along with the TCPD application. You will be free to terminate your membership of SLAS after the first year without any payment

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