Publication: Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

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Heavy fine for RBS/Nat West for mortgage mis-selling advice

News In Focus "Serious failings" to ensure customers received suitable mortgage advice have resulted in a fine of nearly £14.5m being imposed on Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary NatWest.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced today that ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 7 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Holyrood committee backs Food Standards Bill

News In Focus The bill to create a standalone food standards body in Scotland has won the backing of Holyrood's Health & Sport Committee.In their stage 1 report on the Food (Scotland) Bill, the MSPs agree that replacing the current Food Standards Agency ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Deadline nears for Society consultation

News In Focus The deadline for responses to a Law Society consultation on becoming a partner in a Scottish firm is drawing near.The deadline for responses on the consultation is Thursday 28 August.You can visit the consultation homepage hereFor more information ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Deadline, Law Society
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish Law Commission reports on trust law

News In Focus The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has published its report on Trust Law.Despite the prominence of trusts in Scots law, the SLC says the institution is badly served by existing legislation.It says the main statute, the Trusts (Scotland) Act ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Trust Law, Scotland
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Faculty of Advocates welcomes U-turn on mental health issue

News In Focus Faculty of Advocates welcomes U-turn on mental health issueThe Faculty of Advocates has welcomed a U-turn on plans that would have allowed mental health patients to be detained on the basis of only one medical report.Against a background ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

New Judicial Complaints Reviewer appointed

News In Focus Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced the appointment of the second Judicial Complaints Reviewer.Gillian Thompson OBE is a retired civil servant. She is currently a non-executive director of a not for profit limited company, a ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Morton Fraser shortlisted for global award

News In Focus The Forum for Expatriate Management, the online community of International Human Resource and Global Mobility professionals, has shortlisted Morton Fraser for the Immigration Provider of the Year category in this year’s EMEA EMMAs.The Forum ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Lady Dorrian speaks on digital justice strategy

News In Focus Lady Dorrian has presented a “view from the courts” at the launch of the Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland.In her speech, Lady Dorrian said that technological innovation provides “an opportunity to make justice more accessible to ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Morisons makes new appointments

News In Focus Morisons has made two new appointments, with Karen Wooton joining the Private Client Team in Glasgow as an associate specialising in working with carers, older people and people living with learning and physical disabilities.Previously head ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Government publishes digital justice strategy

News In Focus The digital future of Scottish justice has been mapped out in a new document publishd by the Scottish Government.A short paper, The Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland , describes how ministers intend to "use digital technology to transform ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Judge criticises Bank of Scotland in mortgage arrears case

News In Focus The Bank of Scotland has been heavily criticised by a Northern Irish judge for unfair practices in dealing with borrowers who fell into arrears with their mortgage repayments.Judge Master Ellison in the High Court in Belfast found that the ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Dictation has a silver lining

Article 18 August 14In association with Voice Technologies: Scottish law firm adopts cloud-connected dictation and sees refreshing flexibility for remote workingRaeburn Hope is an experienced law firm providing a series of legal requisites including residential ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]

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...The firms’ own mystery shopping revealed examples of advisers giving personal views on the future movement of interest rates. "This was highly inappropriate and may have resulted in the borrower being sold the wrong type of mortgage for them" , the FCA commented
Peter Duff, managing partner, Morisons said: "Both appointments are in two of the firm’s growing teams and we are pleased to incorporate Karen and Morven's skills within the departments to develop our increasing client base.”"
"We recognise the important role which the legal profession and advice sector have in this and we will work closely with them to deliver our objectives" , the paper adds
Supporting the bill for the Scottish Government, Transport Minister Keith Brown commented: "On the surface, elements of the bill might appear punitive. However, its aim is to protect the rights of disabled blue badge holders and it responds to calls from badge holders for better enforcement of the scheme. Concerns have been expressed – primarily by Inclusion Scotland – about the confiscation of badges from third parties and the use of plain-clothes officers, but Dennis Robertson has been thorough in his consideration of and consultation on the issue. He has sought to protect badge holders by ensuring that all valid badges that have been confiscated will be returned to the badge holder as soon as is practicable."

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Holyrood committee backs Food Standards Bill [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 4 hours ago]
Heavy fine for RBS/Nat West for mortgage mis-se... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 7 hours ago]
Deadline nears for Society consultation [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
Faculty of Advocates welcomes U-turn on mental ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
Scottish Law Commission reports on trust law [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 26 2014]
New Judicial Complaints Reviewer appointed [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 25 2014]
Morton Fraser shortlisted for global award [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 22 2014]
Morisons makes new appointments [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 21 2014]
Lady Dorrian speaks on digital justice strategy [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 21 2014]
Government publishes digital justice strategy [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
Judge criticises Bank of Scotland in mortgage a... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
Dictation has a silver lining [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
MSPs pass "blue badge" parking controls bill [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
Revenue Scotland Bill passes final stage [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 20 2014]
HMRC consults on new offshore tax avoidance off... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 19 2014]
Over 150 vehicles forfeited following drink dri... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 19 2014]
Law firm forecasts record Aberdeen house price ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 19 2014]
Partner appointment at Shepherd & Wedderburn [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 19 2014]
Gillespie Macandrew reports 2013-14 growth [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 19 2014]
Strathclyde Law Clinic pilots online scheme [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
"Clare's law" pilot areas confirmed [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
Statutory threatening behaviour test is objecti... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
Smarter money [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
A series of unlikely events [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
Shape of the future [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
Smartcards - the lawyer's friend [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
Your life on file [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
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Workers: a class apart [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Aug 18 2014]
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