Thursday, 28 November 2013 8.45 am – 11.30 am Signet Library, Edinburgh Franchising in Scotland is on the rise. The economic climate has widened the scope for potential franchising business. Solicitors, bankers, accountants and franchise consultants are increasingly involved in giving advice on the peculiarities of franchising.... more
Applications for 2013 This year’s assessment diet will take place from Monday 21 October to Friday 1 November 2013. Candidates will be assessed against objective standards of competency in both technical legal ability and soft skills. The assessment is based on realistic situations designed by experienced specialists and client representatives. ... more
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 The Signet Library, Edinburgh 9.00 am – 4.30 pm CPD: 5.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland) Do not miss the definitive guide to the Land Registration Act 2012 – a must all for property lawyers and professionals.... more
The WS Summer Ball was a new event in the 2012 WS calendar, with a different format to previous WS Balls, and such was its success that it has been decided to hold the Summer Ball annually.... 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 2013, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:
The European Commission has announced that EU Justice Ministers have reached agreement on a proposal to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection. ... more
The European Commission has adopted a package to simplify its procedures for reviewing concentrations under the EU Merger Regulation. ... more
The Scottish Parliamentary Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee has offered broad support for the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill, which will reform bankruptcy and debt advice.... more
The Scottish Parliament has announced that the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is to conduct an inquiry into whether the Scottish Parliament’s legislative process is “fit for purpose”.... more