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From the archives - May 2001

President’s report

A review of the state of the profession and the Society’s role in assisting its members

Practice makes perfect

Society offers Practice Advisory Service, free practical advice on how to run a legal practice more effectively, aimed at smaller firms and sole practitioners

Blowing the whistle on workplace malpractice

The role of Public Concern at Work in promoting safe and effective whistleblowing practices

Powers of attorney: new rules in force

Final part of series on Adults with Incapacity Act examines issues including management of residents’ finances and guardianship orders

Liability for defective software

Establishing a duty of care creates difficulties in pinpointing liability when defective software causes injury

Devil is in the detail

Second of two articles on the salient aspects of the 2001 Budget (business taxation and VAT)

Strong consensus reaps benefits

Interview with new President Martin McAllister

Around the houses

A survey of Bills recently considered by the Society’s law reform team

You’ve got mail risks

The risks associated with supervision of incoming mail, including electronic mail, and how best to stay in control

IBA World Women Lawyers’ Conference

Report on the conference recently held in London


EU update, including consumer protection; employment; justice and home affairs

Book reviews

Reviews of Criminal Law of Scotland; Reparation