Thanks to the benevolence of a scion of Scottish nobility and her husband nearly a century ago solicitors in need of a break from the pressures and stress of modern working life can obtain funding to enjoy a holiday in Scotland. Lady Helen Stewart-Murray was a daughter of the 7th Duke of Atholl. She
An SNP politician has been rebuked over the tone of his remarks about the Supreme Court and the decision it reaches in the current referendum litigation. Michael Russell suggested that the court will “fail the people of Scotland” if it rules that Holyrood cannot hold its own independence
The Scottish government’s Consultation on Regulation of the Legal Profession closed on Christmas Eve. The Scottish Law Agents’ Society’s response, authored by its council member Ken Swinton, notes the importance of proper regulation of will writing and confirmation work – two
The Scottish Law Agents’ Society has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to seek a reduced annual levy. Andrew Stevenson, secretary of SLAS, said: “We are glad to see that the commission has decided to seek a reduced levy. Our response to the draft SL
The Law Society of Scotland should regain its regulatory function for solicitors from the "grossly inefficient" Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), the Scottish Law Agents' Society (SLAS) has said. The SLCC, which is funded through a levy on practising lawyers, has proved controversial sinc
The Scottish Law Agents’ Society has secured wide-ranging political support for a proposed change in the law that would prevent the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) from approving its own budget. Andrew Stevenson, secretary of the society, said SLAS had received the support of
The Scottish Law Agents’ Society is seeking a change in the law that would require the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s annual budget to be approved by Scottish ministers rather than by the commission itself. SLAS has begun contacting MSPs to seek their support in making
The Scottish Law Agents’ Society sounded a note of caution over the use of telephone hearings to deal with debates and contentious motions in the civil courts. Andrew Stevenson, secretary of the Society, said: "We understand that there are pressures to get business processed though the courts
Andrew Stevenson, Secretary of the Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) criticises attacks on “leftie lawyers” made by Boris Johnson and Priti Patel at this year’s Conservative Party Conference. Human rights are not an academic’s plaything or a means of chicanery or obstruction
The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has passed a motion of no confidence in the budget of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC). SLAS held its annual general meeting on 18 June using Zoom video conferencing.
The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has been successful in its campaign to extend the period during which a refund of additional dwellinghouse supplement tax (ADS) may be claimed by people who have purchased a new home but are still to sell their existing one due to delays caused by the pandemic.
Payment of half of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) levy has been deferred until December 1. The move comes after talks between the SLCC and the Law Society of Scotland over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the legal profession, clients and public.
The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has condemned the spending plans of the SLCC, which has laid its final budget for 2020/21 before the Scottish Parliament. It increases by 3.5 per cent the general levy which must be paid by every practising solicitor.
The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has called on Revenue Scotland to extend the period within which additional dwelling supplement tax can be reclaimed – to 24 months. SLAS raised concerns that its clients will suffer financial loss as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic wher
Andrew Stevenson has been appointed secretary of the Scottish Law Agents Society and will take up the role later this month. Mr Stevenson, a solicitor advocate and former president of the Glasgow Bar Association, told SLN: "I am delighted to be taking on the role as secretary and look forward to see