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Law Consultancy

  • File clearance & closure
  • Professional Practice Issues
  • ARTL training / advice

Experience & Background

  • I have over 30 years experience as a principal in a general practice in Oban, Argyll. I have extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas. I am familiar with the files that create a ‘mind-block’ which causes high stress levels and inhibits effective progress. Often a fresh pair of eyes and an objective mind can quickly unblock the problem.
  • Over 17 years experience on Council of Law Society of Scotland, serving on and convening the Professional Practice Committee, Complaints / Client Relation Committees and the Guarantee Fund Committee have given me an insight into problems that can arise and, unless tackled early can lead to complaints or even claims on your PI.
  • I was an Office bearer of Law Society of Scotland from 2001 – 2003 at which time the Council dealt with the detail of complaints.
  • I had 4 years experience with Registers of Scotland as part of the ARTL project team and have a detailed working knowledge of the ARTL system.
  • Since 2005 I have been a Convener of the Mental Health Tribunal and in early 2011 was appointed as a Convener of the Private Rented Housing Panel.
  • I have been an Accredited Mediator since 2003 and have undertaken many mediations with the Edinburgh Sheriff Court Mediation Service as well as on a private basis.

Benefits of my services:

  • You will have my experience to tackle and/or advise on the issues and problems worrying you without any long term commitments or employment issues such as holidays or sickness payments.
Dispute Resolution Services

Terms and Conditions:

  • Consultancy Services (the Services) will be provided on an hourly / ½ daily or daily basis as agreed.
  • The firm’s confidentiality will be respected during and after the period of the Service.
  • The files allocated to me will be examined and such steps, as may be required will be taken in consultation with you to resolve any issues. Alternatively a report thereon will be provided advising of such steps as appear to be appropriate.
  • Remuneration will be at the agreed rate, payable at such times as agreed. In the event that the Services extend over a period in excess of two months, at my discretion, payment will be due on receipt of Invoices or by Direct Debit.
  • The Services will be provided on such days per week and at times as agreed from time to time either at your office or elsewhere as agreed.
  • The Services will relate to such files as are agreed and will encompass such areas of work as will be agreed.
  • I will be covered by your firm’s Professional Indemnity cover as provided under the Law Society of Scotland Master Policy.
  • Except in relation to any terms and negotiations for settlement, which shall be generally approved by you in advance, I will not have the authority to bind you or the firm.
  • I will not be restricted in my ability to provide similar Services to any other firm, whether before during or after the period or periods during which I provide services to you, unless such provision might give rise to a conflict of interest with such other firm in relation to any specific files, in which case I will decline to accept the reference of such files.

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