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From the archives - December 1998

Self-regulation: no conflict of interests

Viewpoint that the Society's dual role reflects a community of interest between the profession and public in setting and maintaining high standards

The future of conveyancing

The changes already affecting conveyancing lawyers and those that may happen when the Scottish Parliament is established

Reform of diligence against land

The main features of the Scottish Law Commission's discussion paper no 107 on this topic

Support for witnesses in sheriff courts

Report on the evaluation of a pilot scheme providing in-court support to witnesses in criminal cases

Interview: David O'Hagan

A young criminal court solicitor voices his fears for the future with the seemingly inevitable introduction of fixed fees

Advice on investment business files

Firms should take care to keep proper, separate client filesdealing with pension and other investment work, and to check files acquired when taking over a practice

Self assessment

A self assessment exercise can be instructive in showing whether you are risk aware in dealing with client business