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From the archives - February 1999

Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal

Reports relating to James Robert McNeil; George Law and Nanette Isobel Graham Marr

How the Scottish Parliament will work

The principles developed by the steering group on the Scottish Parliament for the legislative process and the accountability of the Executive

A review of mental health law - at last

First part of article on review of mental health law, against forthcoming review by Millan Committee

Abolition of the feudal system

A member of the Scottish Law Commission describes the approach adopted in its recommendations for abolition of the feudal system

Interview: Sandra Dickson

A local authority head of legal services talks about recent changes in local government and the likely impact of the Scottish Parliament

How to deal with complaints

The Society's Client Relations Office is launching an initiative to encourage a more positive handling of complaints, which it believes will result in fewer cases coming before it

Who wants a happy client?

Advice on the correct procedures to adopt to ensure a client is informed at the outset and kept up to date as work progresses, with a specimen letter of engagement

Searching questions about managing risks

Aspects of the Registers Direct facility which may involve risks for solicitors, and some ways in which these risks might be minimised

Revised guideline: closing dates/notes of interest

Guidance of June 1998 has been revised following representations from members to the Professional Practice Committee

Code of Conduct for Criminal Work

New article of the Code of Conduct relating to precognitions, and the accompanying guidance note