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Conveyancing Legal Secretary

Paterson Holms

 

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Glasgow Sheriff Court Programme Changes

As a result of a significant drop in the level of JP business Sheriff Principal Turnbull has instructed a number of changes in court dates.

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Members' Coffee Room

Looking for a coffee in Glasgow city centre? - The Small Library in the Royal Faculty building is now a members' coffee room. Offering an oasis of calm in the city centre, good (free) coffee and a chance to meet up with fellow members in a wonderful setting.

Glasgow Legal Walk 2020

Tuesday 1 October 2018 from 5pm

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Young Lawyers Contest

The Academy of European Law (ERA) is hosting a Young Lawyers Contest for newly qualified lawyers who want to engage in European law.  

This contest will enable newly-qualified lawyers to work in international teams on practical questions relating to European law. It will offer a unique opportunity for young lawyers across the European Bars represented in the competition to exchange experiences, develop their critical thinking and communication skill, and to foster useful relationships for their future career. 
 
The contest will be held in English and is organised in three rounds:
•              First round: written report and oral presentation on a question of European law selected among the topics of the Justice programme 2014-2020
•              Second round: negotiation exercise
•              Third round: the winners of the previous rounds will confront each other in an oral debate in the style of a moot court pleading.
The finals will take place in at ERA’s conference facilities in Trier, Germany, on 13-14 February 2020.
 
The deadline for online registrations is 1 September 2019. 
 
Further details on participation, selection procedure, as well the contest rules can be found on the Young Lawyers Contest website. 

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland - applications for offices of Sheriff and Summary Sheriff

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointments to the Offices of Sheriff and Summary Sheriff. Depending on the Sheriffdom appointed to, it is expected that successful applicants will take up post between 4 November 2019 and 13 January 2020.

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Practice Note no. 3 of 2018

Practice note no. 3 of 2018 issued by Sheriff Principal of Glasgow & Strathkelvin -

Affidavits in Family and Civil Pratnership Actions.

http://www.rfpg.org/images/Practice_Note_3_of_2018.pdf

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New edition of Scottish Standard Clauses launched

Version 3 of the Scottish Standard Clauses was launched on 1st November 2018. 

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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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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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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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RFPG CPD Seminars

2. Litigation Protective Measures
Thursday September 12, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Litigation protective measures – What a general practitioner needs to know and look out for Practitioners are the first point of contact for clients at times of crisis with their ... Read More

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3. Corporate CPD for General Practitioners: Key Person: What you need to know and who you need to protect
Thursday September 19, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

This session will be of interest both to practitioners in relation to their own practice units as well as in advising clients generally on their own company structures. Who are a b... Read More

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