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WS Corporate Law Conference 2015

This year’s conference programme follows the steps taken on sale of a private limited company. The expert speakers will address the legal and technical aspects, but also offer practical advice based on their experience. ... more

WS Commercial Contracts Conference

In collaboration with the Hastie Stable, the WS Society will host a morning conference on Commercial Contracts on 5 March 2015, chaired by Michael Howlin QC. The conference will delve into the impact of recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Session, in the context of advising parties to Scottish commercial contracts. ... more

WS Charities Conference 2015

Leading London lawyer, Anne-Marie Piper (Head of Charities, Farrer and Co), will deliver the keynote address at the popular WS Charities Conference which returns on 19 February 2015…. ... more

WS/CLG Crofting Law Conference 2014

This year’s conference will address the impact of the recently passed Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013 and will include an update from the administrators of the Crofting Law Sump (Derek Flyn and Keith Graham),... more

WS Property Law Conference 2014

This time next year, will you be carrying out conveyancing in the same way? As technology advances and conveyancing evolves, many practitioners face the challenge of developing their practice in the property sector.... more


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Legal News

Competition redress consultation

Regulator the Competition and Markets Authority is consulting on draft guidance relating to the voluntary redress schemes that it will be empowered to approve once the Consumer Rights Bill comes into force.... more

Increase in EU Court activity

New figures from the Court of Justice of the European Union reveal that in 2014 the institution brought 1,685 cases to a close: an increase in productivity of 36.9% over the past five years... more

Traffic offenders traceable across the EU

Rules for sharing information on traffic offences committed by drivers of foreign vehicles will apply to all EU countries from 2017, following the adoption of a new cross-border enforcement Directive by the European Council of Ministers. ... more

Nuisance call crackdown

The Government has announced that it is changing the law to make it easier to impose fines of up to £500,000 on companies making unwanted marketing calls and texts.... more

Legal Writings Law passes Stage 3

The Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament earlier this week. ... more