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From the archives - July 2002

Conflict of interest in commercial leases

A list of issues arising in commercial leases, for the benefit of prospective clients

Ordnance survey

Obtaining a licence from Ordnance Survey

FSA guidance on financial promotion

New perimeter guidance from the Financial Services Authority on financial promotion

Incidental investment business certification

Changing rules on recording of certification for investment business on a firm’s notepaper

Legal aid – travelling and printing in civil cases

Note of the Auditor’s decision to allow travelling time but disallow outlays for in-house printing


Profession must maintain and improve its skills base through ongoing training

Substantial preparation can bring reward

The protocol and procedure of appearing at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

End of an era

Impressions of bringing a case to the House of Lords – the last one heard by Lord Mackay of Clashfern before his retirement

Benefits of referral system hold true

Dean of Faculty considers its role in the administration of justice today and reports on the World Bar Conference

Resolving parking disputes out of court

The role of the parking adjudicator in resolving disputes over penalty charge notices

Keeper’s corner

Keeper’s update including developments on ARTL and customer relations

Take care with standard phrases

Latest civil cases, on diligence on the dependence; prorogation agreements; pleadings; witnesses; appeals and other topics

Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal

Report relating to Locheil William Cameron Cushnie

What price the core values?

Scottish and Irish Law Society Presidents restate the core values of the profession and oppose “Tesco law”

Releasing talent through solicitor advocacy

Interview with President of the Society of Solicitor Advocates, an asbestosis specialist

No, Minister

How the emerging law of privacy is preventing a transformation of public services through e-government

Website reviews

Reviews of sites dealing with employment law

Serious attack on stamp duty avoidance

Part 2 of a guide to the Budget and Finance Bill for 2002

Plain speaking

Part 2 of a series encouraging lawyers to use plain language in dealings with clients

Family funded purchases

Risks associated with family-funded property purchases; and some practical risk management points

In practice

Summaries of situations considered by the Professional Practice Committee including mandates and powers of attorney

Book reviews

Review of A Legal History of Scotland Vol VI: The Nineteenth Century