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Category Archives: Law Centres
Another tiresome “check me out” post, I’m afraid! The jolly nice folks at Chambers and Partners have given me a rather nice write up in this year’s guide. I’m listed as a “Notable Practitioner” (Band 3) in the category of … Continue reading
Congratulations to Simon Collins QC, for whom 2011 has been a very big year. Elevated to Queen’s Counsel only a matter of weeks ago, Simon has now been appointed to the office of part-time Sheriff. A former law centre solicitor, … Continue reading
Credit where credit is due. The Scottish Legal Aid Board have been extremely helpful this week. Thank you, SLAB!
And so last – but not least – it is time to run the rule over the civil justice proposals from the manifesto of the Scottish Green Party, who have serious aspirations to increase their number of MSPs as the … Continue reading
So, here’s where I got started in law centres … Look what I found while clearing out the spare room. The good old Drumchapel Law & Money Advice Centre, where I was a student placement, then volunteer, then money adviser … Continue reading
One of my cases was featured in The Herald today, under the heading “Council failed parents over headteacher appointments.” The article sets out the Scottish Government‘s formal response to complaints by parent councils in Glasgow about a failure by the … Continue reading
Apparently, I work at the coal face of law. At least, according to the Scotsman I do … The breadth of finalists is greater than ever this year, from some of Scotland’s leading commercial firms through to those working at … Continue reading
During the last Holyrood elections, my colleague and I paid a visit to a candidate, who is now in a position of some responsibility and influence. We asked the candidate what his/her position was on law centres. The answer was: … Continue reading
Another “Look at me, look at me!” moment I’m afraid. This year’s Chambers directory is out and features Govan Law Centre again. Chambers 2011 says, in the Education: Individuals: London & UK-wide section: Iain Nisbet of Govan Law Centre in Scotland has … Continue reading