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20 Jan 17

SLCC proposes £40 general levy increase

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20 Jan 17

OPG sets end-month deadline for professional guardian scheme applications

Less stringent accounts checks for those approved

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20 Jan 17

"Citizen's income" idea to be explored by MSPs

Committee to report on feasibility of guaranteed minimum payment

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20 Jan 17

Pinsent Masons again leads Stonewall legal employer rankings

Law firm and COPFS in Scots top five for inclusivity

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Legal Spark shrugs off legal aid setback to relaunch

Society forced to revoke approval following error over criteria

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Ruthven Gemmell

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Ruthven Gemmell on presiding over the CCBE

Scot in the European hot seat

Dealing effectively with underperforming partners

When partners fall short

The “gig economy”: who actually is a worker?

Uber: a great gig?

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Scot in the European hot seat

Undaunted at the prospect of leading Europe’s lawyers as Brexit starts to take shape, Ruthven Gemmell, President of the CCBE for 2017, tells of the wider challenges he and the organisation face

When partners fall short

Processes for dealing with underperforming partners are often the weak spot in a legal firm’s management. This feature discusses the possible risks, and proposes some key steps to minimise these

Uber: a great gig?

The Uber case has shown up the difficulties employment law has with many working arrangements in today’s “gig economy”. What are the implications for advisers and for the law?

Brexit: the end of cross-border practice?

The impact of Brexit on the internal market for legal services, and why the UK Law Societies are seeking to retain an open market

Closing in: the gender pay gap rules

The likely final gender pay gap regulations will cover larger private and voluntary sector organisations from 5 April 2017. We explain what these employers, and their advisers, will have to implement

Simple procedure – it's complicated

The simple procedure is designed to encourage recourse to mediation, but only some courts directly operate such a service. A mediation coordinator explains the possibilities, and possible developments

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