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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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New Dean and Council

The AGM  was held on Thursday 1st June in the Faculty Hall.

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Auditor Service

The Royal Faculty is very pleased to announce that Janet Blackstock will be taking over as Royal Faculty Auditor from Tom McCafferty on his retiral. Janet’s appointment as Auditor will commence on 3 July 2017.

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Inter-firm Quiz

Many thanks to all the teams that took part in the Royal Faculty/TANQ Quiz night. It was a terrific night and a total of £1,024 was raised for two charities (the Glasgow Children's Hispital Charity and the Royal Faculty's Reid Law Education Fund). Congratulations to the eventual winners - Digby Brown.

Brodie Cup Golf Competition

The Royal Faculty's Brodie Cup was played for at Pollock Golf Course on Wednesday 10 May. Congratulations to winners Macdonald Henderson and also to Angus Wood of MacRoberts (best individual player).

AGM - Thursday 1st June at 5.30 pm

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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Opera Gala

The Royal Faculty in association with Classical Musicians Scotland is to hold an opera gala in celebration of the bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library.
A spectacular concert of opera classics with orchestra and singers on Saturday 24 June 2017 from 7.30pm in the Royal Faculty Building

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Members' Survey

The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is committed to providing its members with the best service possible. To this end we would welcome your opinion, as a member, to gain a better insight into members’ needs and expectations of the role that their Faculty should play. This review is also prompted, in part, by the need to assess the future use of the building. The survey will also afford members an opportunity to advise the RFPG of what it is doing right, any ways it can improve its services and what members would like the RFPG to focus on for the future.

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Royal Faculty Newsletter - Spring 2017

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Tuesday Tunes

The Royal Faculty, in association with Classical Musicians Scotland, is to host a series of lunchtime concerts showcasing a variety of Scottish-based classical musicians.

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Inter-firm Quiz

As part of the celebration of the library's bicentenary the Royal Faculty and TANQ Society are holding an inter-firm quiz on 11 May.

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Brodie Cup Golf Tournament 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Bicentenary of the Royal Faculty library (1817-2017)

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RFPG Tote Bags + Ties

RFPG badged tote bags and ties are available for members who would like to order them.

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2017 Trainee CPD Course Finalised

The Royal Faculty's TCPD Programme running from January-June 2017 has now been finalised.

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TRIENNIAL DINNER - Marking the Royal Faculty Library’s 200th Anniversary - Friday, 24 February 2017

The Royal Faculty's Triennial Dinner is one of the flagship social events of the legal calendar. The dinner coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Royal Faculty Library and will also be a celebration of this significant milestone for the legal profession in Glasgow. Having been established in February 1817 the library is one of the oldest in Scotland and an institution which the Royal Faculty is rightly proud off.

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RFPG CPD Seminars

3. Voluntary Organisations and the Assumption of Responsibility
Thursday January 31, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

The talk will look at when and whether a duty of care is owed when services are provided on a voluntary, charitable or friendship basis and consider the appropriate standard of car... Read More

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4a. Intellectual property searches: driving business without a seatbelt? or just asleep at the wheel?
Thursday August 22, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

How basic freedom to operate searches can save your client from expensive legal actions, and you from potential negligence claims! There can be no doubt that the necessary deploym... Read More

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TANQ Seminars

TANQ seminar - Risk Management & the Master Policy – An Early Awareness
Wednesday June 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This talk focuses on the importance of having an awareness of risk management at an early stage in your career. This will be achieved through a focus on what risk means for a new s... Read More

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