Sir Walter Scott manuscript A unique manuscript “The Eve of St John” owned by the WS Society, is the subject of current academic research. More... ... more
Questions for the Scottish legal profession Tuesday 18 March 2014 9.00 am – 12.45 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh 2014 is a pivotal year for Scotland. It is vital for the legal profession to explore the consequences of the independence referendum. As many voters as possible must be encouraged to engage in the debate.... more
Charities and the Scottish Independence Referendum – Legal and Governance Issues Thursday 13 February 2014 9.00 am – 12.45 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh The 2014 WS Charities Conference will focus on the impact of independence on the Scottish charity sector. From a position of impartiality the conference programme addresses the topics every charity lawyer, charity trustee and advisor to the sector needs to know.... more
Thursday, 28 November 2013 8.45 am – 11.30 am Signet Library, Edinburgh Franchising in Scotland is on the rise. The economic climate has widened the scope for potential franchising business. Solicitors, bankers, accountants and franchise consultants are increasingly involved in giving advice on the peculiarities of franchising.... more
Welcome to The Signet Accreditation – recognising excellence in legal services
The Signet Accreditation is a formal qualification for Scottish solicitors signifying proficiency in an area of legal practice. It is an initiative of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Scotland's independent association for lawyers and one of the world's oldest independent professional bodies.
It is an entirely new approach to assessing and accrediting legal services in Scotland. The assessment methodology is cutting edge, offering practical benefit to both lawyers and users of their services by assessing client-focussed skills as well as legal knowledge.
In 2013, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:
The Government is consulting on three pieces of draft legislation that will help to bring in the new system of shared parental leave and pay... more
Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of leading planning and construction lawyer Murray Shaw, as a partner in the firm.... more
The Scottish Government has laid the Historic Environment Scotland Bill before Parliament. .... more
Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules that will help to protect consumers when they access credit. ... more