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Royal Faculty AGM (4 June 2020 at 12pm)

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow will this year be held via a Zoom meeting on Thursday, 4th June 2020 at 12pm.

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Guidance in relation to criminal business in Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriffdom (Order no 15 of 2020)

Up to date guidance in relation to criminal business in Glasgow and Strathkelvin Sheriffdom.(order no 15 of 2020)

I would be grateful if you would bring this to the attention of your members. In particular, can you draw their attention to the section headed “Pleas of Guilty in Solemn Cases”?

This formalises the procedure that has operated to facilitate pleas of guilty in solemn cases which have been administratively discharged.



Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 15) (22-05-20)

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Order refixing diets in non-custody solemn cases from next week.

Coronavirus - Order Refixing Solemn Criminal Business (No 14) (21-05-20)

Guidance in respect of Civil Business

Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Coronavirus Guidance in respect of Civil Business (No. 13 of 2020)

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Order Refixing Summary Criminal Business

Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin Coronavirus Order in respect of Summary Criminal Business – Refixing Diets (No. 12 of 2020)

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Residential Property Solicitor (Ayr)

The McKinstry Company

We are looking for a residential conveyancing solicitor to join our award winning law firm based in Ayr.

To be considered, you must have at least 2 years of post-qualified experience and be able to work autonomously with a workload of residential purchases & sales, acting for a range of clients from first time buyers to holders of small portfolios of residential property. There is an excellent team of paralegals and secretarial support within the firm and the ability to work with, and delegate appropriately, to others is essential. Some experience of commercial conveyancing including landlord/tenant work and lease management is also desirable but not essential.

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New SCTS Guidance on Sheriff Court Civil Court Business

Guidance to facilitate the efficient disposal of certain categories of civil business in the Sheriff Court during the current COVID-19 emergency. Effective from 1 May 2020.

2019 AGM Minute

The RFPG Byelaws require that the minute of the previous year's AGM be displayed in the library in advance of the AGM. In light of lockdown guidance preventing members from accessing the library physically the 2019 AGM minute have also been posted to the website.

Message from the Dean to Royal Faculty members

Video message from the Dean, Donald Reid, to members of the Royal Faculty -  

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RFPG during coronavirus

Library – In light of official guidance regretfully the library will be closed as a physical space. Library staff will continue to provide the enquiry and research service of the library remotely, responding to requests for information by telephone and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this causes and obviously we will keep the situation under review with a view to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Guidance on civil and criminal business in Sheriffdom of Glasgow & Strathkelvin

Guidance on civil and criminal business in the Sheriffdom of Glasgow & Strathkelvin issued by Sheriff Principal Turnbull

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Guidance on compliance with Family Court orders

Scottish Court Service: Guidance on Compliance with Court Orders Relating to Parental Responsibilities and Rights during coronavirus crisis -  issued 27 March 2020.

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Brodie Cup Golf Tournament 2020

In light of the current crisis, and having regard to members' health and wellbeing, it has been decided to cancel - or at least postpone - this year's Brodie Cup. If it proves to be possible to hold the event at a later date in the year, this will be reexamined.
In the meantime, thank you for your support. Those firms who have already paid an entry fee will be refunded in full of course.

Sheriff Court - Coronavirus guidance for Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Guidance setting out the arrangements for the management of civil and criminal business in the Sheriffdom of Glasgow & Strathkelvin with immediate effect issued by Sheriff Principal Trunbull.

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Practice Note No. 1 of 2020 - Court Dress

Sheriff Principal Turnbull hass issued a Practice Note (no. 1 of 2020) concerning Court Dress

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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.

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.

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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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RFPG CPD Seminars

Webinar - Residential Tenancies Conference
Wednesday May 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Private Residential tenancy was introduced in December 2017 and at that date jurisdiction over all disputes in the private rented sector was transferred to the new First tier T... Read More Find more RFPG seminars

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Webinar - Brave New Worlds: A look at the lessons learned during lockdown and some of the questions that may lie ahead
Thursday June 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FREE Webinar No sooner have firms come to terms with lockdown, furloughing and remote working than it is time to look at how to deal with the new realities ahead. Whether a convey... Read More Find more RFPG seminars

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