WS Employment Law Conference 24 September 2015 9.00am – 1.00pm Signet Library, Edinburgh The annual WS Employment Law Conference returns on 24 September 2015. Leading legal experts will present technical sessions on recent legislative and case law developments followed by an interactive panel discussion on the issues likely to have the most critical impact on employee relations in the next ten years ... more
Professor Peter Butt, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, will be in conversation with Philip Rodney WS, Chairman, Burness Paull on Wednesday 9 September...... more
Richard Frimston, Head of Private Client at Russell-Cooke, London will present the keynote session at this year’s WS and STEP Scotland joint conference for private client solicitors on 8 October 2015 ... more
Carolyn Jameson, in-house counsel with Scotland’s first $1 billion web company, Skyscanner, will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s WS IP Law Conference. The conference will be chaired by leading IP lawyer Gill Grassie. ... more
Welcome to The Signet Accreditation – recognising excellence in legal services
The Signet Accreditation is a formal qualification for Scottish solicitors signifying proficiency in an area of legal practice. It is an initiative of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Scotland's independent association for lawyers and one of the world's oldest independent professional bodies.
It is an entirely new approach to assessing and accrediting legal services in Scotland. The assessment methodology is cutting edge, offering practical benefit to both lawyers and users of their services by assessing client-focussed skills as well as legal knowledge.
In 2015, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:
The assessment will run 21 September to 2 October 2015.
To read more about the principles underpinning the scheme please see our aims.
To find out more about how to apply see How to become accredited.
The deadline for applications for Renewals and Re-accreditation (including submission of Referees' Reports) is Friday 27 February 2015.
Scotland’s Chief Statistician published the latest civil justice statistics last week, revealing that the total number of civil law cases initiated in Scottish courts is at its lowest for five years.... more
The Government has published a discussion paper on proposals for a Small Business Commissioner to help tackle payment disputes and other unfair practices.... more
The process of appointing a new Lord President of the Court of Session began this week, following the retirement of Scotland’s longest serving judge, Lord Gill, on 31st May 2015.... more
New quarterly figures from Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) show the lowest level of total personal insolvencies in over 14 years.... more