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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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Royal Faculty Library

From 17 May 2021 the library will be open as follows - 
Mon.-Thurs.    9am-7pm
Fri.                  9am-5pm

It is also hoped that weekend opening will restart very soon.

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RFPG Arbitration Service

As the business world starts to face up to a gradual return to what was normal, all forecasts suggest disputes will rise. Business should be giving thought to how best to have these resolved.

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SCTS - Online Document Submission

SCTS news bulletin re the use of "Civil Online" for the online submission of documents - from Monday17 May the new facility will be available at all sheriff courts and for use by any solicitor.

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The TANQ Society is looking to recruit a new Committee member

The TANQ Society is looking to recruit a new Committee member

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Youth Court - Glasgow Sheriff Court

Glasgow Sheriff Court are now in a position to start its Youth Court pilot.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

In an effort to properly utlise the space available Glasgow Sheriff Court has issued a “revised” base programme, which will come in to effect from Monday 19 April 2021 (that is, after the Easter school holiday – in which a reduced programme operates).

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Consultation on Register of Child Welfare Reporters

Scottish Government Consultation on the establishment of the registers of child welfare reporters; curators ad litem appointed in cases under s. 11 of the 1995 Act; and solicitors who can be appointed when an individual has been prohibited from personally conducting a case themselves (covering both cases under s. 11 and children's hearing court proceedings).

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Court - easing of restrictions and Refixing Orders

 

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Scottish Standard Clauses (4th ed.)

The latest edition of the Scottish Standard Clauses (Edition 4) will go 'live' on 1 March 2021.

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Child Welfare Hearings

Letter from the Sheriff Principal re participation of parties in Child Welfare Hearings at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Covid-19 current Court arrangements and safety measures

Letter sent from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service to Faculty Deans and Presidents of Bar Associations re safety arrangements in the Court system.

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RFPG Library

In light of official guidance regretfully the library will be closed to readers until the end of January.  Library staff will continue to provide an enquiry and research service, responding to requests for information by telephone and email. Textbooks and other resources will be able to be collected from and returned to the library (please contact the library in advance). 

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Glasgow Sheriff Court

The Sheriff Principal has asked that members are alerted to the Judicial Institute’s “Amalgamated Briefing Paper on Restarting Solemn Trials” - an invaluable resource which should be of considerable assistance to those involved in solemn trials.

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RFPG CPD Seminars

Dissolution of Scottish Partnerships: Laying the Ghost to Rest?
Tuesday February 9, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Scottish partnerships-at-will can be dissolved easily, merely by the giving of notice by one partner to the remaining partners that the partnership is dissolved. The immediate impa... Read More Find more RFPG seminars

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Employment Law 2021 - what to watch out for.
Tuesday February 23, 12:00 PM -

This seminar will provide a timely update on the following topics - 1) Covid and vaccination impact and how employers are managing risks 2) How health and safety considerations im... Read More Find more RFPG seminars

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