New Land and Property Information Service for Scotland

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced the development of a land and property information service for Scotland. The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS), Sheenagh Adams, will lead a task force to develop an online system that will allow users to find out comprehensive information about any piece of land or property in […]

A National Land and Property Information Service for Scotland

The Scottish Government has asked the Registers of Scotland to prepare to complete Scotland’s Land Register within 10 years and have committed to registering all public land within 5 years. 26 per cent of the land mass of Scotland is currently on the Land Register. This is an ambitious target but the benefits that it […]

A World-Class Digital Land and Property Information Database for Scotland

Conference Date: 10 March 2015, 830am-2pm Venue: National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Outline of event Should Scotland be aspiring to create a world-leading digital hub that provides information about land and property across the country?  Should we follow the lead of countries like Norway in moving to a one-stop database with all the necessary data and […]

Update on Law Society Smartcard initiative

Briefing note on The Law Society of Scotland Smartcard The Law Society of Scotland is in the process of rolling out a new Smartcard to each of its 11,000+ practising solicitor members. The Smartcard is a professional legal ID recognised across Europe and will allow solicitors to apply digital signatures to a range of legal […]

Another Leap Forward

With new legislation, and new digital ways of working to contend with, how should Scotland’s conveyancers view the future? This was explored at a recent round table organised by the Journal and First Title. Read the full article here. © Greens Property Law Bulletin

E-missives: what now?

Professor Stewart Brymer WS, Brymer Legal Limited, Dundee and Edinburgh and the University of Dundee  The Land Registration Etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 is a major piece of legislation that will impact greatly on the Scots law of property and the practice of conveyancing. It is the final piece of the jigsaw that began with the […]

Shape of the Future

The Society’s working party on the future of conveyancing was set up a year ago, and recently surveyed practitioners’ opinions on priorities for action. What has it achieved to date? The Journal questions the convener. PROPERTY ROSS MacKAY, Convener, Future of Conveyancing Working Party What stage has the working party reached? We have had quite a number of […]