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Applying for Waiver

Category: Advice and Information

All applications for waiver should be made on the relevant form (see the Forms and Fees related to Rule A5) and addressed to the Secretary of the Rules, Waivers and Guidance Sub-Committee.

Applying for Waiver

Category: Advice and Information

All applications for waiver should be made on the relevant form (see the Forms and Fees related to Rule A5) and addressed to the Secretary of the Rules, Waivers and Guidance Sub-Committee.

Applying for Waivers of Practice Rules

Category: Advice and Information

Rule A5 provides that the Council may waive practice rules except those specified in Schedule 2 to the rules.

Approval of Executry and Trust Accounting

Category: Guidance

Guidance endorsing the approval by beneficiaries of a final accounting before distribution and settlement

ARTL Mandates

Category: Rule

You shall neither authenticate, nor apply for registration in the Land Register of, a document created as an electronic communication within the ARTL System on behalf of any person unless you have obtained a mandate in your favour

Associates, Consultants and Employees

Category: Rule

You shall not cause or permit the name of any person to appear on the nameplate or professional stationery of the practice unit of which you are a manager unless that person is:

C2: Conduct of Consumer Credit work

Category: Guidance

The regulatory regime for consumer credit work changed on 1 April 2014.

Ceasing Practice

Category: Advice and Information

There are many reasons why a solicitor will give up practise - retirement, illness, money pressures or simply that they have had enough.

Cheques and Electronic Funds to be Held as Undelivered

Category: Guidance

Where postal settlement of a transaction is envisaged, good practice is to agree in advance the arrangements for the sending of and intromission with funds and other settlement items.

Citation and Commencement

Category: Rule

These rules may be cited as the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011. These rules shall come into operation on 1 November 2011.

Civil Legal Aid

Category: Rule

(a) grant any application for advice and assistance; (b) sign any application for civil legal aid as a practising solicitor nominated by the applicant;

Civil Legal Aid - reminder to designate and notify Compliance Manager

Category: Alert

Practice units providing civil legal aid are reminded that they will need to nominate a manager (partner) as Compliance Manager