It’s the start of another year for the Association, having held our AGM on 6 April. Sandra Reid was re-elected as our President, along with Alison Smith as Vice President and Ann Clark as treasurer. The committee members were all re-elected for a further year and Paula Jones was elected onto the committee. We are always on the lookout for new committee members – you can email email@example.com
In April we held our annual conference at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. It was a great day with over 130 delegates enjoying talks from fantastic speakers covering a number of topics and domains. We would like to thank our generous sponsors, in particular First Scottish, who do so much more than donate funds; and the speakers, exhibitors, staff and everyone else who helped make the day such a success.
Congratulations to Nyona Nicol, of Blackadders, who beat stiff competition to win our Paralegal of the Year Award – and to Paula McCombie (Patience & Buchan) and Sharon Connolly (Macnabs), both “Highly Commended”.
We now turn our attention to our autumn conference in Dundee on Thursday 19 September – put the date in your diary and look out for notifications when tickets go on sale.
We are also continuing our free CPD events. The next is on 22 May at the Glasgow Faculty and is open to both members and non-members. Please come along and take the opportunity to meet up with fellow paralegals.
In this issue
- Claiming under the advance payment scheme
- Time for a written constitution
- New form F9: worth the wait?
- Wedded to a matrimonial property regime
- Brexit divorce set to increase UK's “skype families”
- Corporate personality: Justice v Doctrine
- Reading for pleasure
- The Law Society of Scotland Expert Witness Index 2019
- Opinion: Judith Robertson
- Book reviews
- Profile: Michael Clancy
- President's column
- Is your legal data being held to ransom?
- People on the move
- Sign up – log in – action!
- Frozen out?
- Taxing times for litigators
- DNA analysis: when research just isn’t enough
- Brexit focus: EU citizen settlement remedies
- Why employers should report on wellbeing
- 3% – and then what?
- 1,000 days of mediation
- Barred from acting
- To name or not to name?
- Enter the “What I Think”
- Fixed penalties and fair trials
- Auto-enrolment: keeping employers on their toes
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- Vulnerable accused: a need for knowledge
- Burdens and who can enforce them
- Convener’s final bow
- Public policy highlights
- TCSP review update
- Westminster: answering the call
- Accredited paralegal practice area highlight: family law
- Accredited Paralegal Committee profile
- Nyona named star paralegal
- Ask Ash
- Moving nightmares part 2
- Complaints: seeking consistent practice
- Morally bankrupt?
- For the elderly: how SFE works
- Standing up to challenge