All sole practitioners are welcome to the networking meetings which take place monthly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. CPD is verifiable in relation to the meetings of such groups. If you would like to find out further information or to set up a new group, please contact us.
Law Society offices, Atria One, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EX: 5.30pm coffee and registration. Presentation 6.00pm - 7.00pm
RFPG Hall, 12 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow G2 1BT @ 5.30 pm
Full details of the programme of seminars in Edinburgh and Glasgow are available from the table below.
To book your place at any of the Edinburgh meetings, contact us and to book your place at any of the Glasgow SPG group meetings (£5 donation requested), contact Paul Carnan
A private discussion forum available to all sole practitioners but not the general public, is available as a sub-group of the Law Society's LinkedIn Group. Items and events of relevance to sole practitioners are notified here and on the High Street Solicitors twitter account. Please join up!
Locum working. The Society's recruitment website LawScotJobs currently offers free advertisement of locum positions by sole practitioners. If you are taking a break or need assistance at short notice, register the position you wish to fill as a recruiter. Candidates can register for free and sign up to receive automatic email alerts of suitable positions. Full information about finding a Locum or working as a Locum is available from the Find a Locum page.
Setting up as a sole practitioner?
A summary of the basic information you will need to consider before starting out on your own, along with details of helpful contacts can be obtained from the Registrar team. The team is happy to talk through your own circumstances and ideas, as every situation and solution may be unique.
2017 Programme of Events
The programme of events for the east and west coast groups in 2017 are set out below. If you have any specific requests please get in touch for talks that would be of interest.
Date Speaker Topic
15 Feb Tony McGrade, McGrade & co Employment Law update
29 March Derek Hand, First Scottish Land Registration etc Act 2012
26 April James Ness, LSS How to get best out of your Smartcard
Joint in Glasgow Graeme McKinstry Achieving Business Growth
28 June Phoebe Bolton, Altis Demonstration of Altis in action
26 July Neale Tosh & Monica Ross, Brodies Sheriff Court: Simple Procedure
30 Aug Graeme McKinstry Succession planning & exit strategies
27 Sept Calum MacLean, Lockton Risk Management update
18 Oct Stirling Park speakers Practicalities of exercising diligence
Joint in Edin. Russell Eadie,Prof Prac, LSS Cyber-security guidance and hot topics update
No December meeting
10 Jan Brodies speakers Contract Law update
Date Speaker Topic
- 10 Jan Scott Cochrane, Brodies Divorcing Business Partners
8 Feb Stephen Vallance, Harper Macleod How to get more out of your day, your business and your people
21 March Chris Jones, Hastie Stable Prescription and the law – a practical overview
28 June Various members Open Mic Night: a chance to share expertise & learn from colleagues
NO MEETING JULY
- 30 August Calum MacLean, Lockton The Master Policy: Overview inc. practical guidance re renewal.
- 5 October Alison Atack, Vice President, LSS Informal discussion: update on the work of LSS & topical issues
- 8 November Neale Tosh & Monica Ross, Brodies Sheriff Court: Simple Procedure/ Sheriff Appeal Court rules
- 12 December Alison Fitzsimons, Tilney and
- Stephen Vallance, HM Connect Retirement planning: everything you wanted to know...