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From the archives - March 2002

European decision backs Society’s position on MDPs

European Court in Nova upholds professional rules prohibiting multi-disciplinary partnerships

Meeting with Registers customer service

Conveyancing Committee discussions with Keeper following complaints about service

Damages Act 1996 – discount rate

Order setting rate of return to be expected from investment of damages

Judicial appointments system still opaque

Criticism of attempts to make judicial appointments system more open, and argument for establishment of Judicial Appointments Board

Lay input fundamental to judicial appointments

Justice minister’s response to criticisms of judicial appointments system

Simplifying the maintenance formula

Summary of changes to child support system taking effect from April 2002

Time to reinvent the law degree?

Accreditation of three new providers of the LLB degree could provide an opportunity for much-needed reform of the syllabus

Defining distance contracts 2002 (3) 34

Implications for the profession of the Consumer Credit (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

London still the holy grail for Scots firms

McGrigor Donald’s tie-up with KLegal and whether Scots firms can hope to break into the magic circle of London firms

Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal

Reports relating to Michael Louis Karus; Alan Alexander Craig; Michael Charles Maguire

Website reviews

Review of sites relating to child abduction and other topics the concern of the Hague Conference on private international law

Achieving client Nirvana

It is necessary to be proactive in order to understand and meet clients’ desires and needs – the end results they really want

Restriction of liberty orders

Restriction of liberty orders are to be rolled out across Scotland following successful pilot schemes

Diligence on the dependence under threat?

Latest civil cases, on subjects including abandonment, diligence on the dependence, hearsay, appeals, family actions, non-harassment orders and expenses

Where there’s a will there’s a right way

Risk management issues: delay in drafting a will; requests for certification; checking files when giving advice

Second(ed) thoughts on way to Brussels

A trainee’s experience of a six month secondment to the Brussels office of the UK Law Societies

Book reviews

Reviews of Science of Family Law; Practical Guide to Human Rights Law