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Administrative justice heads next committee recruitment round
The Law Society of Scotland plans to set up a new Law Reform Administrative Justice Subcommittee, and is looking for interested solicitors and non-solicitors to join it – along with a number of conveners and ordinary members for its established committees.
Reporting to the Law Reform Committee, the new group will consider proposals from the Scottish and UK Governments and the European Union institutions in so far as they impact on administrative justice and tribunals in Scotland, engage in discussions with third parties including Government on relevant developments, and review and comment on proposed draft and amended legislation. Meetings are expected to be held every quarter, with occasional additional meetings if required.
The Society also has two vacancies on the Civil Legal Aid Negotiating Team, which represents the Society in discussions with Scottish Government, the Scottish Legal Aid Board and others. Candidates must be registered civil legal aid practitioners of at least three years' standing, with knowledge of the procedures operated by SLAB and the regulations and legislation on legal aid.
With the Scottish Government increasingly turning its attention to land and rural affairs issues, the Rural Affairs Subcommittee is also seeking to expand its solicitor and non-solicitor membership. Applicants should be able to demonstrate background knowledge of agricultural/crofting law or equivalent experience in other related fields.
Convenerships for which there are current vacancies cover the Admissions Subcommittee, the Complaints Subcommittee, the Client Relations Subcommittee, the Practising Certificate Subcommittee, one of the Professional Conduct regulatory subcommittees, the Rules and Waivers Subcommittee and the Rights of Audience Subcommittee.
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Completed forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on 4 July 2014.