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From the archives - June 2002

Rate of interest on landed securities

Rate from Whitsun 2002

Accounting for commission from investment business

Duties on firms making introductions to independent financial advisers, or receiving commission arising from such business, to account to clients


Criticism of English judgment presuming the mother to be the preferred parent

No room for complacency

Dean of Faculty considers some of the challenges and opportunities facing the profession, in particular the Bar

The future in your hands

By adopting new perspectives we can create a client centred, innovative practice – one that gives freedom to live a more fulfilling life

MDPs: why not?

With the right safeguards in place, the Nova case should not impede the introduction of MDPs if the profession and their clients choose that business structure

A bite out of the Big Apple

The experience of taking a course to sit the New York bar exams

Traps for clients and advisers

Part 1 of a guide to the Budget and Finance Bill for 2002

Peer to peer websites – heathen chemistry?

Litigation by the US music and film industries aimed at crushing the internet’s MP3 file-sharing site

Legal services through a market lens

Report of Justice Minister’s speech to the 2002 Law Society of Scotland annual conference

Back on the case

After a slow start, case management systems are becoming an integral part of law firms’ working structure

Website reviews

Reviews of sites dealing with human rights law

Visions of a reasonable observer

Latest criminal cases, on inadequate representation; delay; fairness; and drugs court procedure

Professional risks – self assessment

How to assess yourself as ‘risk aware’ in the sense of being aware of risks in your area of practice of claims and complaints arising

In practice

Summaries of conflict of interest situations considered by the Professional Practice Committee

In practice

Summaries of conflict of interest situations considered by the Professional Practice Committee


Update on various EU projects in the field of criminal law, civil justice and immigration

Plain speaking

Part 1 of a series encouraging lawyers to use plain language in dealings with clients

Book reviews

Review of Scottish Planning Law and Procedure