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23 Oct 17

Faculty supports keeping children out of court

Response calls for improvements to practice before evidence pre-recorded

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23 Oct 17

QCs not interested in becoming judges, Lord President's survey finds

Lower earnings and lack of respect given as reasons

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23 Oct 17

Inflation linked court fee rises proposed in new consultation

Increases over next three years would continue full cost recovery

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23 Oct 17

Further appointments signal growth at RCC&W

Aaron Doran and Cameron Milne join north east firm

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19 Oct 17

Terms of new model private tenancy agreement published

Form released for use under new law from 1 December

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Brexit: planning for "What if?"

As the Brexit clock ticks, to what extent are clients needing advice – and what can legal firms do to help, amid the continuing uncertainty? The Journal put these questions to some larger practices

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When the review of legal services looks at the Society, what will it find? We met the convener of the body which has achieved a quiet revolution in the Society's regulatory operations in its six years

Greater good and greatest need

While session topics at the Society’s annual conference ranged far and wide, one in particular focused on the challenges of supporting the most vulnerable and needy

Finances: big not always better

Bigger law firms are not always the best performing, whether in generating income or in profitability. That is just one of the interesting findings from the Society's new financial benchmarking survey

Doulas: living and dying well in Scotland

Providing support for the dying has become a skill with its own title: the end-of-life doula. A private client solicitor explains how she has added the role to her professional work

Lobbying: the new regime

The Scottish Parliament’s new Lobbying Register is approaching its introduction, scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. What forms of lobbying are covered, and how to comply with the law?

Protect yourselves, Society warns

Solicitors who engage in lobbying for clients should be careful to protect themselves against complaints of breach of confidentiality, the Society’s Professional Practice team advises

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