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Commercial Property NQ Solicitor/Paralegal

Mitchells Roberton

Mitchells Roberton is an exceptionally long established and well-known city centre firm.

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Conveyancing Paralegal

Archibald Sharp

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work with a traditional yet modern thinking high street firm, which has been serving the public since 1882.

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Residential Conveyancing Paralegal

Pacitti Jones

Pacitti Jones are a well-established, and growing, Solicitor/Estate Agent who is looking to recruit an experienced Residential Conveyancing Paralegal.

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Solicitor/Paralegal

Cameron Pinkerton & Co

We are looking for Solicitors and/or paralegals to join our residential conveyancing department.

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Solicitor

D&J DUNLOP

Experienced Solicitor sought to cover all aspects of private client work including Conveyancing, Wills and Powers of Attorney following the retirement of existing Partner.

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Executry Paralegal

D&J DUNLOP

An excellent opportunity has arisen for both full time and part time applicants in a traditional High Street Firm.

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Private Client Solicitor and Paralegal

Taylor & Henderson

We are looking for a private client solicitor and private client paralegal to join our busy high street firm.

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Locum Solicitor (Georgesons Solicitors, Wick, Caithness)

Georgesons Solicitors 

Georgesons Solicitors are currently seeking a Locum Solicitor for Residential Conveyancing and Private Client matters.

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Partner Designate

James Patrick & Muir

Retirement of Principal of long established highly profitable chamber practice on very reasonable terms.

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Conveyancing Paralegal

Buchanan Burton

We require an experienced full time conveyancing secretary/paralegal to join our successful conveyancing team in East Kilbride.

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Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin - 2021 Practice Notes

Sheriff Principal Turnbull has issued the following two practice notes (both coming into force from 1 Jan. 2022) -

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Work Based Learning Elective (University of Strathclyde)

The University of Strathclyde runs a Work Based Learning elective in Semester Two. This involves students working alongside a solicitor for around half a day a week for ten weeks. The student gains ‘real life’ experience (virtually or otherwise), and then undertake a reflective assessment.

There is a lot of interest from students in this elective, and we are therefore looking for as many solicitors to help as possible.

The student benefits are enormous. They get to experience real life work, put in to practice their professional skills learnt on the Diploma so far, and gain an understanding of legal practice that could make a real difference to their interviews and job prospects going forward.

There are benefits to you too. You will have the efforts and contribution of a positive and talented student; there is no financial implication, so their work for you is free; and you get to know an individual who, potentially, might be just the sort of trainee you could be after at some stage in the future. We had great feedback from firms last year, and it was brilliant to learn that some students gained traineeships as a direct follow-on from this elective.

Our student cohort this year is excellent. They are bright, conscientious and doing a great job of undertaking the Diploma in this year’s blended teaching environment. I am sure they won’t let you down.

Why help? By offering a short placement to a student you could make the world of difference to them. It gives them a chance. For those of us fortunate to practice in the law, this is an opportunity to help a student progress.

I appreciate that the working environment remains in a state of flux. Many of you will be working from home, or potentially not have consistent office hours. The placement can be virtual – so perhaps you could set tasks for the student and then check in with them a couple of times. We can be entirely flexible with you on how this might work.

The half-day commitment can be flexible too. It doesn’t need to be a set day, and can be moved week to week with the student to suit what you might have on.

We would be really indebted to you if you could help.

If you want to chat this through, and what might be possible with you, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or give me a call (07762892415).

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Update re the COP26 Duty Solicitor Scheme

Dear colleague,

The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is as aware as any solicitor or legal organisation in Scotland as to issues around legal aid and access to justice. No-one looking in objectively and fairly can interpret the current and longstanding regime of funding for the poorest and most vulnerable in this country as anything other than grossly unfair and unsatisfactory.

We as an institution support our members, solicitors generally and the public of Scotland in seeking a better and a stronger system of legal aid. Sometimes there is a need for positive action on top of the regular negotiation and pressure that is put on government and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. That action has to be proportionate, professional and productive.

Akin to the other caring professions, any withdrawal of labour is a double-edged sword. Those already in distress have to suffer the withdrawal of their support – i.e. solicitors – when in most need. No matter how conscientious our intentions, this can be deployed for negative publicity by those who oppose our aims. Lawyers rarely get a good press, and a strike, or the equivalent, can frankly be spun against us.

We recognise Cop26 presents as an opportunity for a major, indeed international, showcase for solicitors’ grievances. The potential for large numbers of new cases arising from demonstrations and civil protest action has brought a likely need for solicitors to work harder even than usual in doing our part in processing new and large numbers of cases. It is perfectly logical that this is taken as an opportunity to do what is needed to bolster our case for more adequate funding and recognitions.

But the very scale of the event has other connotations. Public order may be compromised by withdrawal of labour – or at very least presented as such. Individual clients will be forced to ensure a more difficult time being prosecuted than otherwise. And the absence of lawyers leaves a gap for those opposing or criticising us to gain more traction than they would otherwise.

Any negative warning here is based not on lack of support or understanding. But experience has shown that unilateral actions of this sort are in the realm of gesture politics, and have never done much for us, and have been frankly a catalyst for criticism – even ridicule. Such gains as there have been – it is right to say these have been limited, and there is a long way to go – have been by careful, determined and hard-working negotiation, in a calm and determined manner, over time. Our case is right, but we have needed to go slowly and grindingly. Drama and gesture have done nothing to advance the cause.

We ask all those concerned to take a calm, studied and professional approach.

TANQ - Trainee and Newly Qualified Society Committee Members

TANQ (the Royal Faculty's Society for trainee and NQ lawyers) is looking to recruit new Committee members.

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Glasgow Legal Walk 2021

The Royal Faculty is very pleased to be sponsoring the Glasgow Legal Walk 2021 which takes place on Tuesday 28 September 2021 from 5.30pm.

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Commercial Conveyancing Solicitor

Archibald Sharp

Solicitors and Estate Agents

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SCTS survey for legal professionals involved in Jury Trials in the Sheriff Court and High Court

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is seeking feedback from those involved with jury trials following the introduction of new arrangements for conducting jury trials with jurors in remote jury centres and would be grateful if those involved with jury trials could assist by completing a short survey.

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Coronavirus Guidance in respect of Civil and Criminal Business

Updated Civil and Criminal Guidance for Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriffdom - both take effect next Monday, 28th June 2021.

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AGM 3 June 2021

At the Royal Faculty's AGM on 3 June Donald Reid demitted office as Dean.

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Annual General Meeting 3.6.21 at 1pm

The Royal Faculty's Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, 3rd of June 2021 at 1pm. 

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