Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Compulsory registration for all property factors and a tribunal based dispute resolution process for homeowners will be introduced.
Minister for Housing and Transport, Keith Brown said: "Property managers have an important role to play in maintaining and improving housing stock condition and open space. While the majority of property factors provide a good, effective service, the Scottish Parliament voiced concerns about how some property and land management services are delivered".
Monday, 12 September 2011
The prestigious award was determined by an independent panel of Scottish judges, chaired by former Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Lord Browne. Mike is now the only solicitor to have won the award twice, having previously won in 2007.
The award for Legal Personality of the Year was given to Maggie Scott QC and Legal Academic of the Year went to the late Elaine Tyre. The 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Lord Rodger of Earlsferry who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
During her internship, Heather will gain experience working in the Scottish political process and will have the opportunity to further understand the system of law-making in Scotland. Heather will be spending time in Holyrood and local parliamentary constituency offices.
Heather said: "This is a fantastic opportunity and I am extremely excited to be able to take part in the internship programme. I am looking forward to putting the skills and experiences I acquire to good use upon my return to Govan Law Centre in December.".