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Practice Note no. 3 of 2018

Practice note no. 3 of 2018 issued by Sheriff Principal of Glasgow & Strathkelvin -

Affidavits in Family and Civil Pratnership Actions.

http://www.rfpg.org/images/Practice_Note_3_of_2018.pdf

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New edition of Scottish Standard Clauses launched

Version 3 of the Scottish Standard Clauses was launched on 1st November 2018. 

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Practice Note No. 2 of 2018 - Medical Certificates

Sheriff Principal Craig Turnbull has issued a Practice Note in relation to Medical Certificates.

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Trainee CPD - 2019 TCPD Course - now open for Registration

We are pleased to announce the opening of the TCPD programme for trainee solicitors to run from January to June 2019. This is the programme which has been prescribed by the Law Society and has to be undertaken by all trainee solicitors as a requirement for qualification as a solicitor. It will again be run jointly with the Scottish Law Agents Society and held in the Royal Faculty building.

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Trainee secondment to the Law Society’s Brussels office

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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Royal Faculty AGM - Thurs 7th June at 5.30pm

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 no. 1 of 2018 - Children's Referrals

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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Programme Changes in summary criminal business at Glasgow Sheriff Court (with effect from 8 Jan. 2018)

Programme_Changes_with_effect_from_8_January_2018.docx

Library opening hours over Christmas and New Year

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

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RFPG 350+

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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Library Bicentenary Civic Reception

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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Glasgow Legal Walk 2017

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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Auditor Service

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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Glasgow Sheriff Court - solemn reforms

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

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Security passes at Glasgow Sheriff Court

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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Pro Bono Initial Advice Clinic

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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New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

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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New Dean and Council

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

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Auditor Service

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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Inter-firm Quiz

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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Brodie Cup Golf Competition

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).

AGM - Thursday 1st June at 5.30 pm

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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Opera Gala

The Royal Faculty in association with Classical Musicians Scotland is to hold an opera gala in celebration of the bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library.
A spectacular concert of opera classics with orchestra and singers on Saturday 24 June 2017 from 7.30pm in the Royal Faculty Building

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Members' Survey

The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is committed to providing its members with the best service possible. To this end we would welcome your opinion, as a member, to gain a better insight into members’ needs and expectations of the role that their Faculty should play. This review is also prompted, in part, by the need to assess the future use of the building. The survey will also afford members an opportunity to advise the RFPG of what it is doing right, any ways it can improve its services and what members would like the RFPG to focus on for the future.

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Royal Faculty Newsletter - Spring 2017

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Tuesday Tunes

The Royal Faculty, in association with Classical Musicians Scotland, is to host a series of lunchtime concerts showcasing a variety of Scottish-based classical musicians.

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Inter-firm Quiz

As part of the celebration of the library's bicentenary the Royal Faculty and TANQ Society are holding an inter-firm quiz on 11 May.

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Brodie Cup Golf Tournament 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library (1817-2017)

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RFPG Tote Bags + Ties

RFPG badged tote bags and ties are available for members who would like to order them.

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RFPG CPD Seminars

1. Professional Negligence and How to Avoid It
Wednesday January 9, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

The Speaker, Alastair Duncan QC, has a particular interest in professional liability and discipline, and regularly acts on behalf of solicitors, counsel and their professional inde... Read More

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2. Children’s Hearings: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow?
Thursday January 17, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

An acknowledged expert on children’s hearings, Sheriff Miller will chart the origins and history of the system in order to examine its current state and potential future developm... Read More

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TANQ Seminars

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

Professor Bryan Clark joined the Law School in 2004 as a lecturer in commercial law and was appointed as head of the Law School from 2013-2016. His main teaching and research inter... Read More

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TANQ Social - How to be a good "Millennial Lawyer"
Wednesday September 19, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This TANQ Social event will feature a discussion panel looking at the question of - "How to be a good 'Millennial Lawyer'" Exploring issues such as work/life balance, wellbeing, c... Read More

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