DUNDEE BRANCH SYLLABUS – 2017
Do’s and Don’ts at the Office Party Jack Boyle, Blackadders
30th November 2017 Thorntons, Dundee 18:00 – 19:00
The Robots Are Coming! Laura Hutt, EQ Accountants
8th February 2018 Thorntons, Dundee 18:00 – 19:00
Executry Valuations Ian Taylor, Taylor Auction Rooms
8th March 2018 Thorntons, Dundee 18.00-19.00
Topic TBC Stewart Dunbar, Blackadders
12th April 2018 Thorntons, Dundee 18:00 – 19:00
QLTR Robert Sandeman, QLTR Office
10th May 2018 Thorntons, Dundee 18:00 – 19:00
How Digital Are Your Clients? EQ Accountants
7th June 2018 Thorntons, Dundee 18:00 – 19:00
Each Seminar should last approximately 1 hour (from 6pm until 7pm) and will qualify for CPD.
You are reminded that Members of the Society require a minimum of FIVE HOURS structured CPD (organised talks etc) together with FIVE HOURS
Unstructured (reading etc) each year.
Aberdeen Branch are having a Social Evening for members on Thursday 29th March at Ma Camerons -
Drinks and nibbles are being served between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
Could any member who is still to return their contact form to Joyce Forbes please do so.
30/8/17 - Student Reception
27/9/17 - Executry and Power of Attorney issues, Richard Murray, Solicitor, Connell & Connell
26/10/17 - Diploma Ceremony, Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh
15/11/17 - Differences in Scots & English Law, Peter Shand, Murray Beith Murray
21/2/18 - Money Laundering Regulations 2017, Graham Mackenzie, Law Society of Scotland
21/3/18 - Issues Affecting Firms Today, Russell Eadie, Law Society of Scotland
25/4/18 - AGM followed by Cashroom Procedures, Natalie Cooke, Law Society of Scotland
23/5/18 - Interactions of Allowances for IHT, Mark Harris, Ennova Law
*CHANGE OF VENUE****
Seminars are held at the RICS meeting rooms, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD and will start at 6pm with coffee/tea/biscuits from 5.30pm
All meetings are held (unless otherwise stated in writing) at The Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Square, Glasgow, G2 IBT
Meetings, which qualify for CPD, commence at 6.00pm (with complimentary coffee/tea from 5.30pm)
Unless otherwise stated no further notification of meetings will be issued and members should make a note of key dates in their diary
Any friends/colleagues of Members are welcome to attend our meetings which are free to members and their friends/colleagues
Wednesday 25st October 2017, Graduation Ceremony & Buffet, Booking Form to follow (by email).
Tuesday 14th November 2017, Jack Boyle, Blackadders – Do’s and Don’ts at the office party
Wednesday 7th February 2018, Tricia Meiklejohn - Commissary Clerk, Paisley Sheriff Court
Tuesday 13th March 2018, Craig Samson, - Blackadders – Family Law, The Big Issue-Who Gets to Keep the Dog?
Wednesday 18th April 2018, AGM with CPD Meeting & Buffet, Booking form to follow (by email), Jack Boyle, Blackadders – Social Media Misconduct
Tuesday 8th May 2018, Graham Mackenzie – Law Society of Scotland, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
Wednesday 5th September 2018, Toni McNicoll – Blackadders, Income and Capital Gains Tax in an Executry
Tuesday 2th October 2018, Siobhan McGuigan - Blackadders, Guardianships
Members are at present required to complete 5 hours structured and 5 hours unstructured training between 1st November and 31st October each year.
CPD and Subscription Forms are available online at www.solas.org.uk
Please note that completed CPD forms and annual fees must be submitted to Dorothy Nicholson - Administrator no later than 30th November.
Glasgow Branch Committee
Shirley Green Tel: 0141 248 1888
Gillian Gray Tel: 0131 476 8121
Noreen Hope Tel: 07584 498144
Karen MacDonald Tel: 0141 848 0303
Stacy McAvoy Tel: 0141 248 3456
Kirsteen Conway Tel: 0141 227 7817
General Committee Members
Jan Williamson Tel: 01236 756 188
Evelyn Livingstone Tel: 0141 552 3422
Carrie McQueen Tel: 07981 275917
Janette Cooley Tel: 07986 553707
Ilona Stepinska Tel: 07927 014815
Liz Brawley Tel: 07879 644340
Lorraine Rillie Tel: 07920 198020
If anyone is interested in joining the committee please contact a committee member.
Requirements for CPD
The participation in training or study of subjects, allowable for all STRUCTURED CPD hours, must be for the purpose of directly enhancing the professional, technical skills of the member of SOLAS as provided for within the following conditions:-
This consists of reading, either from textbooks, update on Law Society Accounts Rules, PAYE Guidelines, Money Laundering and financial related matters etc. Lecturers at LAW SOCIETY/ SOLAS classes may claim unstructured hours only, for preparation of these lectures.
Branch committee meetings, General Council meetings, or attendance at Branch or National AGM do not count towards CPD.
Combinations of structured and unstructured hours are acceptable only when the full amount of structured time has been completed.
If any member is unsure regarding the status of CPD they should contact their branch secretary or treasurer who will advise.
CPD Requirements in regard to maternity leave
If a member goes on maternity leave, their CPD form should be submitted to their local branch in the normal way, together with their subscription for the year. An exemption will be approved by General Council for a total period up to 12 months.
However if maternity leave straddles 2 years the CPD exemption will be apportioned over the 2 years. Therefore CPD forms and subscriptions must be submitted each year, stating maternity leave start and finish dates.
All completed CPD forms and subs must be sent to local branch treasurer by 30th November each year. Any outstanding subs at 31st January will result in the member’s name being deleted from the data base.