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From the archives - November 2001

President’s report

The future of the profession is in good hands, judging by recent contacts with students and young solicitors

Public lacks confidence in civil justice

Findings of the report “Paths to Justice Scotland”

Welcome change to emergency legal aid

Changes to assist parties making legal aid payments, announced by the Deputy Minister for Justice

Note from company law committee

A note on what information it is appropriate for solicitors to disclose as legal advisers to companies, and revised contractual terms introduced by Companies House

Terrorist suspects

A list of suspected terrorists issued by the Bank of England

Appreciation: James Sutherland

James Sutherland CBE LLD A lawyer of the world

Appreciation: Sheriff Archibald Angus Bell QC

Sheriff Archibald Angus Bell QC

LLPs fulfil unmet need

A guide to setting up a limited liability partnership

Mixed profits in country firms

The 2001 cost of time survey reveals wide variations in the earnings of partners in country firms

Legal websites: a Scots quair

The essential features in a client-friendly legal website

Nice website; shame no-one’s ever going to see it

Some tips for creating your own online marketing materials

Latent market still untapped

Firms need to make better use of case management systems if they are to utilise properly the IT systems in which they have invested

Reconciling trade marks with domain names

The application of the Trade Marks Act 1994 to domain name disputes

Information overload

The vision of the paperless office can be reality, but you have to ensure that any knowledge management system can be easily adopted by staff

Cultivating your competitive edge

What management CPD can do for solicitors and their firms

Ownership of files and ancillary matters

Advice based on an opinion for the Society by the Dean of Faculty, on some of the most frequently asked questions relating to ownership of files

Professional indemnity insurance – not total

Various points concerning professional indemnity insurance which raise risk management issues

In-house lawyers challenge on legal privilege

EU round up featuring the Senator Lines case on legal privilege for in-house counsel; also justice and home affairs; company law; consumers

Book reviews

Reviews of Unreported Property Law cases from the Sheriff Courts; Style Writs for the Sheriff Court