Archive for January, 2009

Jan 30 2009

Advocates Family Law Association: conference Monday 2 March

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The Advocates Family Law Association is hosting a Family Law Conference on Monday 2 March. The keynote speaker is the Honourable Lord Malcolm.

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Jan 24 2009

Scots law books; some stolen and recovered, others for sale

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The Edinburgh Legal History Blog, from Professor John W. Cairns and Dr Paul du Plessis of the Edinburgh Centre for Legal History, is the latest addition to the stable of blawgs from the School of Law at Edinburgh University. Its mission statement is “to raise issues of interest to legal historians, especially those interested in the history of Scots law and of the civilian tradition“. Continue Reading »

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Jan 22 2009

Changes to the Faculty’s Professional Conduct Guide

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In October 2008, the Faculty of Advocates issued a revised, fifth, edition of the Guide to the Professional Conduct of Advocates. The differences from the fourth edition, which was published in 2007, are fairly slight (the abolition of the mixed doubles rule does not feature here, the rule having been both made and abolished by the simple device of a Dean’s ruling). Firstly, there is now an explicit rule banning the payment of commission for the introduction of work. Secondly, rules which had the effect that an advocate might only appear in a court or tribunal, or consult, with a solicitor present have been repealed. Continue Reading »

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Jan 21 2009

Employment Law Group seminar, 27 January

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There are still a few places left at the Murray Stable Employment Law Group‘s evening seminar at the Royal Faculty of Procurators Library, Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, 5.30 pm on 27th January 2009. This is a a free evening seminar which will consist of three short updates on current issues in employment law. Continue Reading »

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Jan 20 2009

The new restriction on appeals to the Court of Session

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In an earlier post, I described  how a new rule of the Court of the Session, Rule 41.59, had been introduced with the aim of cutting down rights of appeal from the Upper Tribunal to the Court of Session. My immediate concern at that time was the hole-in-corner way the Rule was made. The main concerns now are as to how it will work in practice, and also as to further proposals to extend it. Continue Reading »

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