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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Royal Faculty Newsletter - Spring 2017




John R Muir & Co.

We are looking for an experienced Civil and Criminal Solicitor (5 years+ PQE) to join our South Lanarkshire practice, mainly covering the Lanark area.
We are an expanding Firm and looking for an applicant with experience in both general civil and criminal areas who has the ambition and enthusiasm to develop the Firm. The position will have a high degree of autonomy and the applicant will handle their own case load.
It would be advantageous if the applicant also has experience in other areas, but not essential.
Salary would be dependent on age and experience.

Please submit applications in the strictest confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief covering letter and CV. Applications from agencies will not be accepted.

Closing date: 31st March 2017

Immigration / Human Rights Solicitor

Latta & Co. Solicitors

Latta & Co. Solicitors are looking for a Solicitor to join their expanding team.

As a firm we place a particular emphasis on the progression and personal development of solicitors. The ethos behind the firm is to have an excellent working environment, where high quality legal advice is coupled with fantastic client care. In our view we can only achieve that with a motivated team.

This is therefore an excellent position for an ambitious lawyer, who wants to be a part of one of the fastest growing firms in Scotland. The aim will be for the right candidate to bring energy and enthusiasm to the role, and to contribute to the progression and development of the firm.

We are offering a competitive salary which is commensurate with experience.

Experience in the areas of Human Rights and Immigration would be preferential, but is not necessary. All levels of experience will be considered, as we are keen to find the right person to fit within our excellent working environment. In that respect, we are always keen to hear from Solicitors who have different areas of experience, and who feel they can add benefit to our firm.

The key qualities that we are looking for are candidates that are team players; who are good with clients; and who also have an eye for areas of business development.

If you would like to be part of a fast growing firm, where there are excellent opportunities for career and personal development, then please send a CV and covering letter in strict confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Closing date: 7th April 2017

Civil Court Solicitor

Leonards Solicitors

We currently have a vacancy for a Court Solicitor with around 4/5 years qualified for our busy Hamilton Practice. The position would involve matrimonial and general civil work and you would be required to handle your own case load.

Excellent prospects for the right candidate.

To apply please send your CV to:-
Mrs Elaine Reilly
Office Manager
Leonards Solicitors Ltd
133 Cadzow Street
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 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 


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

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


Conveyancing / Private Client Solicitor

Taylor & Henderson

As a leading and forward thinking legal practice based in North Ayrshire, Taylor and Henderson are looking for a Solicitor to join our busy legal team. Ideally, you will be ambitious, enthusiastic and have suitable experience. You should have a keen interest in both domestic and commercial property. The role will also include private client work such as wills, powers of attorney and estates.

The successful candidate will be looking for a rewarding long term career with a friendly, local firm that offers a positive working environment together with career progression.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Yvonne Cook, Practice ManagerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


A Night at the Opera

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

Full details

Bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library (1817-2017)


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.

Qualified Solicitor - Private Client

McSparran McCormick Solicitors

Busy legal office on South side of Glasgow seeks a solicitor experienced in carrying out general private client work with emphasis on residential conveyancing transactions, wills and powers of attorney. Experience of separation agreements relative to property transactions would be advantageous. Must be capable of running own transactions with minimum supervision. Minimum of 3 years pqe preferred.

Replies with full cv and salary expectation to Jennifer Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

McSparran McCormick

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


TRIENNIAL DINNER - Marking the Royal Faculty Library’s 200th Anniversary - Friday, 24 February 2017

The Royal Faculty's Triennial Dinner is one of the flagship social events of the legal calendar. The dinner coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Royal Faculty Library and will also be a celebration of this significant milestone for the legal profession in Glasgow. Having been established in February 1817 the library is one of the oldest in Scotland and an institution which the Royal Faculty is rightly proud off.

The dinner is an ideal event for members to socialise with clients in a relaxed setting, treat their staff to a prestigious night out and support their Faculty.
Book early to avoid disappointment.

• Venue: Barony Hall, University of Strathclyde

• Date: Friday, 24 February 2017 (7pm for 7.30pm)

• Principal Speakers:
          Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC
          Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Gordon Jackson QC


AWI Court Practice Update no. 1 of 2016

Glasgow AWI Court is to issue practice updates approved by the Sheriff Principal in order to avoid the need to constantly amend or reissue the AWI Practice Note.

Click on link for practice update no. 1 of 2016 (effective from 1st July 2016) - AWI-practice-update---1---June-2016.doc


AGM (2 June 2016)

Following the AGM held today -

Many thanks to members of Council retiring after their 3 year spell on Council - Jacqueline Alleyne, Helen Carmichael, Alan Munro, Alan Watt, Mark Wilson and Ross Yuill.

And congratulation and welcome to the six new members of Council - David Adams, April Bingham, Iain Crosbie, Brian Fitpatrick, Philip Hannay and Steven Vallance. 


Brodie Cup 2015

A very fine day was had by 11 teams (32 players) at a sunny Pollok Golf Club yesterday competing for the Brodie Cup. In the event, the trophy was won by a team from Walker Laird.

The Sayers Rosebowl (for the best individual performance) was won by Alasdair Irvine from MacRoberts.

Scottish Standard Clauses (edition 2)

The Scottish Standard Clauses have been revised, and edition 2 is to be launched 3rd May 2016. The new edition is now available along with a note of the main changes -

Scottish Standard Clauses (edition 2)

Explanatory Note on Scottish Standard Clauses (edition 2)


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