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Private Client Solicitor (up to 5 yrs PQE)

TC Young

TC Young are now looking to recruit a full-time Private Client solicitor for a vacancy in their Glasgow office. The role is within the firm’s Adults with Incapacity team and would involve guardianship applications, preparing Powers of Attorney, as well as Wills, Trusts, and Executries.

Ideally the candidate will:
   • Be up to 5 years PQE
   • Be seeking the opportunity to focus exclusively on quality private client work
   • Have a good working knowledge of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and experience of processing guardianship applications

The successful candidate must:
   • Have at least 12 months private client experience
   • Be confident dealing with their own case load
   • Be able to work under pressure
   • Be able to prioritise and manage case load effectively
   • Be able to meet client deadlines (with minimal supervision)
   • Be enthusiastic with a desire to get actively involved in the firm’s marketing efforts

Reliable with high attention to detail, this role will involve extensive client contact. Strong communication skills are therefore essential, with the ability to quickly understand a client’s requirements and tailor advice accordingly.

A working knowledge of LawWare software, legal aid experience and STEP membership would also be advantageous.

IiP accredited, the firm feel it is mutually beneficial that people enjoy their job and work hard to ensure they do. In return, we offer: a friendly office, structured training, a commitment to a good work-life balance, 33 days holiday, a flexible holiday scheme and a generous pension.

Interested candidates should send their CV (no more than 2 pages), and salary expectations to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

Janet brings a wealth of experience to the office of Royal Faculty Auditor having been appointed as Sheriff Clerk and Auditor of Court at Greenock in 2003 and continuing as Sheriff Clerk until the present.

Whilst we wish Tom all the best on his retiral we look forward to Janet continuing to provide an equally professional and efficient service.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the service please do not hesitate the Auditor - Tel. 0141 353 0774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Legal Secretary

Kingsley Wood & Co Solicitors Ltd

You will have current knowledge and experience dealing with residential conveyancing transactions and a good understanding of what is required from take on to settlement.
Attention to detail and good presentation of documents will also be required.
Communication skills are also essential as you will be expected to communicate with clients as well as the general public.
The work involves audio typing with the usual residential conveyancing administration and requires good time management skills with the ability to prioritise work.
We are looking for a Legal Secretary who does not need to be trained into the job and who can work safely with minimal direction.
This is a full time position.

Applications by email only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kingsley Wood

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).

Commercial Property Solicitor

John Jackson & Dick

We require a Qualified Assistant with substantial experience of commercial property law (leases, purchases & sales) and business acquisitions & sales, but versatile enough to cover related areas of work. The successful applicant will progressively take over a long established client base during phased-retirement of partner/director.

Capability in diverse areas such as private client, domestic conveyancing, and corporate law will also be of use to us.

We are a long established general practice, with a considerable client base and sound reputation serving residents and businesses of central Lanarkshire and offer good prospects for capable solicitors.

Please apply with full CV to Euan Stirrat, John Jackson & Dick, 48 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6DT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

***Please note the time of the AGM has been altered to 5.30pm on Thursday 1st June***

NOMINATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

Members are invited to serve on the RFPG Council. Serving on Council is an excellent opportunity to (a) develop skills and networks (b) give something back to the legal profession (c) influence the strategic direction and development of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.

In terms of time commitment there are nine Council meetings per year which last for approximately 1.5 hours (in addition to this Council members can volunteer to serve on various committees such as the Education, Charitable Funds, Court or Audit Committees). Council members are appointed for a three year term.

There will be six vacancies on the Council which will be required to be filled at the Royal Faculty’s AGM in June. If you would like any further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Tickets £35, includes “nibbles and bubbles” interval

For tickets, please contact –
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  0141 942 0023

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Executry Paralegal or Trainee

WW&J McClure Ltd

We are looking to advertise for a private client trainee starting in our Glasgow city centre office in Autumn 2018.

Candidates should have the following when applying:
  - Effective time management
  - Attention to detail
  - Strong communication skills both written and oral
  - Strong work ethic

Although the start date of the traineeship is not immediate, we are looking to employ a candidate immediately on a full time basis until commencement of traineeship.

If you wish to apply please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Conveyancing Paralegal

McSparran McCormick Solicitors

Busy legal office on South side of Glasgow seeks a paralegal experienced in carrying out residential conveyancing transactions, experience of preparing powers of attorney/ commercial lease documentation would be an advantage. Must be capable of running own transactions with minimum supervision.

Replies with full cv to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

McSparran McCormick

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.

We would, therefore, be very grateful if you would take a few minutes to give us your feedback. 

Link to Survey

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Royal Faculty Newsletter - Spring 2017

 

 

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.

  • Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1-2pm - classical guitarist duo Allan Neave and Matthew McAllister
  • Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1-2pm - violin and classical accordion duo Andrea and Djordje Gajic
  • Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1-2pm - wind quintet Sirocco Winds

Tickets for each concert priced at £10 

Further details 

Solicitor

T F Reid & Donaldson

We are seeking a Solicitor to deal with domestic and, if possible, commercial conveyancing around 2/3 years qualified. Good prospects for right applicant.

To apply for the vacancy please email a C.V. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Conveyancing / Private Client Solicitor

Gebbie & Wilson

Gebbie & Wilson is a long established and busy practice in Strathaven. We are seeking a NQ – 2 year PQE solicitor to join our team.

The successful candidate will deal with Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, and have an interest in developing their skills in key private client areas including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Executry administration, and taking part in practice development activities.

Please submit applications to Miss Jan Bayley, Gebbie & Wilson, 18 Common Green, Strathaven, ML10 6AG or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Tel. 01357 520082
PLEASE NOTE: CVs SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

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.

Tickets are £50 per team (maximum 6 to a team) and include a welcome drink, nibbles and a donation to the Reid Law Endowment Fund. Will your team win the Bicentenary Shield?
Composite teams are also welcome, individual tickets are £10 (please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to take part but can't put together a firm team). 

The evening will be fully licensed and there will aslo be a raffle - all the profits from the evening will go to charity - including the Royal Faculty's Reid Law Endowment.

Enter a team

 

Brodie Cup Golf Tournament 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Venue:       Pollok Golf Club, 90 Barrhead Road, Glasgow

Date:         Afternoon of Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Entry Fee £60.00* per player – this includes green fee, soup/sandwich lunch, high tea, gratuities and VAT. Cheques payable to Blaney Carnan Solicitors

 The inter-firm golf tournament for the Brodie Cup will be played at Pollok again this year. A team can comprise of 2 or 3 players (best 2 count) and joint composite teams are welcome.

 Ladies are most welcome – as members or guests - at Pollok Golf Club.

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Bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library (1817-2017)

library

At 200 years old the library is one of the oldest in Scotland and has been a key feature of the Royal Faculty for all this time. A law library for the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow was first proposed in 1736 but it was not formally established until 27 February 1817. It began its life in the Lyceum Sale Rooms in Nelson Street with the library already containing 800 books, including Baillie’s Library and other bequests. Between 1817 and 1857 the Faculty Library moved a further couple of times until the Faculty Halls were built at St. George’s Place (later renamed Nelson Mandela Place).

Today the library is rightly viewed as the jewel in the crown of the Royal Faculty - providing members with access to a comprehensive law library. It now contains over a kilometre of shelving of legal textbooks, case reports and journals, which are continually updated, with every Scots law publication taken as well as a wide range of UK and European publications and also access to a number of electronic databases.

As the Royal Faculty’s Triennial Dinner takes place almost on the exact date of the library’s bicentenary it is being used to celebrate this milestone in the life of the Royal Faculty. A number of other events have also been planned during the course of the year; including - an inter-firm quiz, a concert in the library, an Initial Advice Centre pro bono event and a civic reception at the City Chambers. Further details of all these events will be published in due course.

RFPG Tote Bags + Ties

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

The tote bags are priced at £4 each and are available in navy, graphite and natural.

Ties are available at £15.

To order either please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IMAG0433

2017 Trainee CPD Course Finalised

The Royal Faculty's TCPD Programme running from January-June 2017 has now been finalised.

Trainee CPD has been prescribed by the Law Society of Scotland as a requirement for the professional qualification of trainee solicitors. Trainees are required, over the course of their two year traineeship, to undertake a minimum of 60 hours (of which 40 hours must be from a licensed provider and include at least 4 hours on ethics).

A team from the Royal Faculty and the Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has drawn up a joint programme. This will provide a complete programme providing over 60 hours of training, covering all the elements of TCPD required by the Law Society. The cost of the programme (including all materials) will be £900.

The programme will provide, through a team of experienced solicitors, an excellent training in each of the main areas of legal practice and ensure that trainees undertaking the course achieve their PEAT2 outcomes in –
 •          Professional Ethics and Standards
 •          Professionalism
 •          Professional communication
 •          Business, financial, commercial and practice awareness
 •          Substantive and relevant legal knowledge
It is intended as a comprehensive course which will ensure that trainees are as prepared as possible to meet the demands of working in the legal profession. It is aimed at supporting trainees, with the minimum of disturbance to the traineeship itself and will be delivered over a six month period, meeting all the PEAT2 requirements. It will also be supported by a helpline provision during the six months following the programme.

Full details

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