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WS Employment Law Conference

WS Employment Law Conference 24 September 2015 9.00am Ė 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

In conversation with Professor Peter Butt

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

WS Property Law Conference 2015

Professor Donald MacRae OBE will open this year's WS Property Law Conference, with his views on the future of the Scottish property market. Professor MacRae is Chief Economist with Lloyds Banking Group Scotland, responsible for monitoring the Scottish economy.... more

WS Commercial Litigation Conference 2015

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, will open this year's WS Commercial Litigation Conference with his views on promoting the justice system to the Scottish business community. The Honourable Lord Doherty will then deliver the keynote speech,... more

WS/STEP Private Client Conference 2015

Richard Frimston, Head of Private Client at Russell-Cooke, London will present the keynote session at this yearís WS and STEP Scotland joint conference for private client solicitors on 8 October 2015 ... more


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Change of approach to electronic monitoring?

Over 100 experts in the use of electronic monitoring met this week to look at how Scotland can make use of advances in technology, including GPS... more

New letting agents code of practice

The Scottish Government is consulting on plans for a new Letting Agents Code of Practice, and the requirement for letting agents to undergo training before they can be added to a register.... more

Personal Injury specialist sheriffs appointed

Six sheriffs have been appointed as specialists who will sit in Scotlandís new Sheriff Personal Injury Court.... more

International corruption unit launched

A multi-agency unit was launched earlier this month in order to investigate international corruption in the UK. The International Corruption Unit brings together existing investigation and intelligence units funded by the Department for International Development. ... more

New consumer redress scheme opens

The FCA has announced the launch of a new consumer redress scheme that will allow around two million people who bought certain card security products to start claiming compensation... more