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Review time

Patience will be needed as regards the outcome of the new review of legal services regulation, but there is much for the profession to concern itself with meantime

Letter: registration frustrations

Frustrations are building at practical aspects of policy in relation to the Land Register, which Registers of Scotland seem unwilling to act on

Letter: SLCC – a protective approach

In the writer's experience, the SLCC is protective of solicitors, rather than guilty of pursuing complaints heavy-handedly

Professional Practice - advising the advisers

Scottish solicitors help their clients through some of the most momentous occasions of their lives, personal or professional, good or bad. But where do solicitors turn for support? Prof Prac, that's where.

DAS: is it broken?

Changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme have resulted in its falling popularity, and remedial action is needed

Working time rules require employers to provide for breaks

Employee claim does not depend on request being refused

Immigration: caveat employer

Further controls on employing immigrant workers are now in force

Stress short of mental illness not disability: EAT

Stressed and dyslexic teacher did not have relevant disability

Home Office discrimination claim upheld

Case remitted to consider race as well as disability grounds

Union liable for non-employee officers

Discrimination claim involving “authorised agents” upheld

Letters: SLCC levy proposals

Comments on the Society's response

Letter: rejections – compounded by delays

The length of time that sometimes elapses before Registers of Scotland reject an application is a further cause for concern