Recognising the separate legal system in Scotland, the Scottish regional branch mirrors the central objectives of the PLA to provide training and education and to actively engage in law reform north of the border, both roles being carried out by the Scottish Regional sub-committee, currently chaired by Gillian Craig. Committee members as follows:
Gillian Craig (Chair), MacRoberts
Sheila Webster, Davidson Chalmers Stewart
Alan McMillan, Burness Paull
Stephen Goldie, Brodies
Gareth Hale, Dentons
Paul Forrester Smith, Turcan Connell
Fiona Macgregor, Pinsent Masons
Education and Training
We work with specialist solicitors, advocates, other professionals (e.g. surveyors and insolvency practitioners), with courts and tribunals to deliver training at the cutting edge of property related matters- from dilapidations and lease disputes, to insolvency, title conditions, valuation and property law generally. We liaise with the WS Society, RICS and Scottish branch of the Property Bar Association to deliver appropriate training for our members. Details of past events and planned events can be found here.
We are actively involved in relevant SLC discussion papers, Scottish Civil Justice Council proposals and, in addition, are a consultee for the Property Standardisation Group. As part of our role, we consult with all PLA members in Scotland where possible to form a response which reflects the differing views of members over a diverse range of practice areas and geographical spread. Past responses can be found here.
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