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2019 takes shape

18 February 19

The Scottish Paralegal Association’s annual conference is just one of many events now in its diary for this year

by Sandra Reid

Annual Conference 2019

Preparations are in full swing for our annual conference, to be held in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on 18 April 2019. This will be a full day event, held on similar lines as before. Practice areas to be covered have yet to be finalised but will include conveyancing, debt recovery, private client and family law. It would be helpful if you could let us know what other practice areas you wish covered so that we can provide topics that are of interest to you.

As always, we have secured a number of eminent speakers, and the timetable is being completed as you read this. It will be available to view on the website before the conference.

We are delighted to confirm that our main sponsor will again be First Scottish Searching Services, and we are very pleased that Property Searches Scotland, the Coal Authority, Stewart Title, Estate Research, Blackadders and Lindsays are also sponsors.

Our conference is open to members and non-members, paralegals and solicitors and all those working in the legal sector.

Time to join

If you are a paralegal working in Scotland in one of the legal domains listed below and you’re not a member of the Scottish Paralegal Association, we encourage you to join. Our membership fees start at just £10 per annum.

  • civil litigation: debt recovery
  • civil litigation: family law
  • civil litigation: reparation law
  • commercial conveyancing
  • company secretarial
  • criminal litigation
  • employment law
  • liquor licensing
  • remortgage
  • repossession litigation
  • residential conveyancing
  • wills and executries

If you are not sure whether you qualify for membership, please email us and we will confirm.

Paralegal of the Year 2019

Our annual Paralegal of the Year competition is now open for entries. You can download an entry form from our website scottish-paralegal.org.uk, or if you prefer email info@scottish-paralegal.org.uk and a form will be forwarded to you.

Annual general meeting 2019

We are holding our annual general meeting in the Grand Central Hotel on 6 April 2019. Office bearers will be elected and our financial statement will be presented. Please come along at 1pm to meet us and hear what we have done during the last year and our proposals for the coming year. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email president@scottish-paralegal.org.uk

Dates for your diary

Forthcoming CPD/networking events:

  • 20 February – Edinburgh
  • 20 March – Glasgow
  • 22 May – Glasgow
  • 19 June – Edinburgh
  • 4 September – Edinburgh
  • 23 October – Glasgow
  • 20 November – Edinburgh

At last month’s Glasgow event, Stewart Title gave a fabulous presentation on Title Requirements for 2019. If you missed out, you can attend the Edinburgh event on 20 February. For further details and to reserve a place, see our website. Alternatively, if you would like to have a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please email info@scottish-paralegal.org.uk or check our website.

Full details of all the above events will be on our website and included in our mailshots. They are free to attend and count as one hour’s CPD. Book your space on Eventbrite though our website.

Another date for your diary: due to the success of the event in October 2018, we are holding an autumn conference, again in Dundee, on 19 September 2019. Full details will be issued in due course.

If you would like any further information about the Association, its events or how to sponsor, please contact our President, Sandra Reid at president@scottish-paralegal.org.uk

Sandra Reid is employed by Lindsays and is the President of the Scottish Paralegal Association, recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as representing the interest and promoting the development of paralegals in Scotland

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