Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow

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Details of opportunity to undertake part of your traineeship in the Law Society’s Brussels office and info. on why your firm should send one of its trainees to Brussels

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Patten & Prentice LLP

We are seeking an experienced Assistant/Associate for a mix of domestic conveyancing and executry work. Applicants should have at least 3 – 4 years PQE. We aim to provide a blue chip service and need an enthusiastic addition to our team. We are planning for the future and there are genuine medium/long term prospects. A local connection would be preferable but not essential. We offer excellent working conditions and invest in our office systems.

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Members of the Royal Faculty are cordially invited to this year’s AGM following which there will be a drinks reception held in the Faculty Hall.

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Practice Note issued by Sheriff Principal Turnbull to ensure that children's referral proceedings are conducted as fairly, expiditiously and efficiently as possible.

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Archer Coyle

Legal Typist required for busy southside practice.

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Scullion LAW

This is an opportunity to join a growing law firm with offices in Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow West End and Hamilton.

The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, caring and passionate solicitor to further develop our established Private Client Department.

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CLOSED Sat. 23rd Dec. – Tue. 26th Dec.

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Hot on the heels of the celebration of the library's bicentenary comes another important milestone in the life of the Royal Faculty. While the exact date of the formation of the Faculty of Procurators is not known, its earliest records date from 1668 and so 2018 will mark its 350th year.

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Many thanks to everyone who made it to the RFPG civic reception in the stunning picture gallery of the City Chambers - it was great to see so many friends of the Royal Faculty there.
Thanks also to Lord Gill for his kind words and for presenting the various Royal Faculty prizes to the student prize-winners (list below) -

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The Royal Faculty is proud to support Access to Justice Foundation's Glasgow Legal Walk 2017 - a 10km after work walk to raise funds for free legal advice charities in Glasgow and around Scotland.

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Janet Blackstock succeeded Tom McCafferty as Royal Faculty Auditor in July 2017. Previously Janet worked for Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service for 27 years working in various sheriff courts across the West of Scotland and representing Scottish Courts and Tribunals on many corporate projects. Janet has experience in all aspects of legal work and over a 13-year period Janet was The Sheriff Clerk and Auditor of Court at Greenock, Rothesay and Dunoon Courts. Janet is a member of the Society of Sheriff Court Auditors (SOCA) and brings a wealth of experience to the office of Auditor of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.

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For the attention of all criminal practitioners who have business at Glasgow Sheriff Court

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Due to recent review of security across Scottish Courts John McGraw (the Estates Manager, Glasgow Sheriff Court) has asked that the following message be highlighted -

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As part of the celebration of the Royal Faculty Library's bicentenary the Royal Faculty hosted Stathclyde Law Centre's Initial Advice Clinic on Wed. 14th June. This was a drop in legal surgery open to members of the public with a range of issues that require on the spot advice. The IAC went very well and the venue was very much appreciated by clients and advisors.

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Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 - As many of us will be aware, new anti-money laundering regulations are due to come into effect on the 26th June.

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The AGM  was held on Thursday 1st June in the Faculty Hall.

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The Royal Faculty is very pleased to announce that Janet Blackstock will be taking over as Royal Faculty Auditor from Tom McCafferty on his retiral. Janet’s appointment as Auditor will commence on 3 July 2017.

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Many thanks to all the teams that took part in the Royal Faculty/TANQ Quiz night. It was a terrific night and a total of £1,024 was raised for two charities (the Glasgow Children's Hispital Charity and the Royal Faculty's Reid Law Education Fund). Congratulations to the eventual winners - Digby Brown.

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The Royal Faculty's Brodie Cup was played for at Pollock Golf Course on Wednesday 10 May. Congratulations to winners Macdonald Henderson and also to Angus Wood of MacRoberts (best individual player).

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RFPG CPD Seminars

9. Gracing the court: your first appearance and beyond
Thursday May 31, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Even the most experienced court lawyer had a first appearance. I’ll tell you about mine: a District Court Breach of the Peace Trial that I was sure to lose. And did, despite days... Read More

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10. Conveyancing Half-day Conference
Wednesday June 13, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The 2012 Act, where are we now & what have we learned? Topics within the conference will be as follows – Plans and Consequences: Common issues and solutions when dealing wi... Read More

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TANQ Seminar - Commercial Property: Tips and Tricks
Tuesday May 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Commercial property does not always form a large part of the curriculum at degree or diploma level but it can be an important seat in a traineeship. A contract based discipline, co... Read More

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TANQ seminar - Mediation / Negotiation
Wednesday June 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Prof Bryan Clark   Cost: Free for trainees, solicitors (up to 2 years' PQE) and law students.For Solicitors over 2 years PQE there is a charge of £20.Venue: Royal Facul... Read More

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Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow
12 Nelson Mandela Place,
Glasgow G2 1BT
0141 332 3593 (tel)
0141 332 4714 (fax)
library@rfpg.org