Archive for December, 2009

IRRESPONSIBLE DRINKS PROMOTIONS

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

wineThe introduction of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 on the 1 October 2009 heralded a new dawn for liquor licensing in Scotland.  One part of the Act that has not yet attracted much publicity, but will most certainly in the future, is the ban on irresponsible drinks promotions.  (more…)

PROPERTY REVIEW 2009 and OUTLOOK FOR 2010

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Brian SuttonThe last year has been one of dramatic change in both the local and national housing market.

At the end of 2008 a significant number of mortgage products were removed from the market as bank liquidity became a major issue.  Lending was significantly reduced and, combined with the onset of an economic recession, both prices and the number of sales fell dramatically. (more…)

THE LIFE OF A TRAINEE SOLICITOR

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Hayley MitchellI remember very clearly my first day at Collie’s: waking up feeling terrified and excited, arriving half an hour too early then spending all day trying to memorise names and faces. It took me at least a week to figure out where all the staircases led to, and how to get back to my office from reception. Four months on, I can honestly say that I am really enjoying the position as James & George Collie’s newest Trainee. (more…)

TONY DAWSON FOLLOWS IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

anthony_dawsonTony Dawson has been elected president of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen 20 years after his father Philip, held the said position. (more…)