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
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:45 am – 12.15 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh Discovering what is new in corporate law and considering today’s essentials for the modern corporate lawyer will be the focus of this half day conference, chaired by Roddy Bruce of Dickson Minto W.S. ... 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
7 June 2013 Signet Library We are delighted to announce that the 16th Agricultural Law Association and WS joint conference will be once again chaired by Jon Robertson of Turcan Connell. The Conference is open to all.... 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 2012, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:
Just over one third of applications for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court were granted last year, according to the Supreme Court's Annual Report and Accounts. ... more
In a new report, the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has highlighted the need for a set of standards to be created to improve the quality of legislation... more
The Scottish Government has announced the appointment of Solicitor William Murray Wood as a floating sheriff of Tayside, Central and Fife... more
Tods Murray has announced the appointment of Lucy Metcalf as the new head of the firm’s Family Law team. ... more