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Guardianship Paralegal

Mitchells Roberton Ltd

Mitchells Roberton are looking to recruit a fee earner into our busy and expanding Private Client Department within our long established Glasgow city centre based practice. The role is full time and open to both solicitors and experienced paralegals who will be working principally within our Guardianship team.

The role will suit individuals who enjoy working as part of a busy team and have a genuine interest in incapacity law and assisting vulnerable adults. You will have experience in dealing with Private Client work and your main role will include assisting in Adults with Incapacity cases covering both the appointment of Welfare and Financial Guardianship orders and the general administration of the Financial Guardianship thereafter. Your main tasks will include the general day to day administration of the Adults' affairs, liaising with vulnerable adults and their families, drafting forms, inventories, management plans and annual accounts.

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Family Solicitor (up to 5yrs PQE)

TC Young

TC Young are looking to recruit an experienced family law solicitor for our Glasgow office for a 6 month fixed term contract. The successful candidate will report to the family partner in Glasgow, and due to the volume of work within the department there will be a requirement to manage their own caseload. Ideally this is a full-time post but consideration will be given to candidates willing to work a minimum of 21 hours a week.

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Property Solicitor

TC Young

TC Young are looking to recruit an experienced solicitor for our Corporate, Commercial & Property department, based in our Glasgow office. The successful candidate will report to the property partner in Glasgow but will also be required to support the corporate and commercial partner, depending on the needs of the firm. Due to the volume of work within the department there will be a requirement to manage a large and varied caseload within a very busy department.

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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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Civil Litigation and Conveyancing Solicitor

LB & Co Solicitors

LB & Co Solicitors are expanding and are looking for a solicitor to continue to develop the business. The case load will be varied but will mainly be Civil Litigation and Conveyancing. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a modern-thinking high street firm, with good career prospects for the right candidate.

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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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Solicitor (3 Years + PQE)

Frazer Coogans Solicitors

Due to continuing expansion, we invite applications from experienced solicitors for our busy office in Ayr.

The successful candidate will have experience primarily in dealing with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing and/or Private Client work.

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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)

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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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RFPG CPD Seminars

13. Personal Injury Conference
Wednesday October 24, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

As lawyers in the sector will know, developments in the law, procedure and practice of personal injury claims continue at breakneck (without the whiplash) speed. The Royal Faculty'... Read More

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14. Survivorship Destinations
Thursday October 25, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

  Professor Michael Meston once famously characterised survivorship destinations as an abomination. This Seminar will cover -     • Why we have survivorship destinations in... Read More

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TANQ Seminars

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

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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