GLC news, articles, events (2006 archive) date listed

legal & social welfare news from Govan Law Centre, Glasgow, UK







GLC 2006 news archive

Gordon Jackson QC MSP


Govan MSP secures concessions on land attachment - Bankruptcy & Diligence etc., (Scotland) Bill (30 November 2006)

Allan Wilson MSP

GLC analysis of Deputy Minister's '21 debtor protections' against land attachment - Bankruptcy & Diligence etc., (Scotland) Bill (PDF, 23 November 2006).


Man faces eviction over website - (link to news page; case defended by GLC, 17 November 2006). Link to out-law radio story (large mp3 file).


One million disabled people into work? - the Welfare Reform Bill (pdf) Contribution to the Clydebank Trade Unions Council's community conference on regeneration & working class communities by GLC's Mike Dailly (3 November 2006)



Scottish Association of Law Centres (SALC) Annual Conference - 'Social Welfare Fair' 30 November 2006 (link to PDF conference flyer - event sponsored by SALC and the Law Society of Scotland)

Unreasonable debt law could cost Scots their homes - text of GLC column in The Herald (18 October 2006)



2 new bills drafted by GLC Parliamentary Unit published today by the Scottish Parliament (link to relevant Scottish Parliament page):

With the Health Board Elections (Scotland) Bill, GLC has assisted in the drafting of one quarter of Member's bills in progress before the Scottish Parliament. (2 October 2006)



GLC's Lorraine Barrie wins trainee solicitor of the year award at the Firm's Law Awards of Scotland (15 September 2006)


Mohammad Sarwar MP set to launch UK law reform campaign on unfair bank charges - letter to Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP (PDF file, 9 September 2006).



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Housing demolition & homeowners' rights - GLC guide for Glasgow residents (15 August 2006).



Opposing exceptional attachment orders - GLC guide on what to do after an order has been granted (1 August 2006).



Preventing bankruptcy & homelessness - GLC guide to opposing creditor petitions for sequestration (1 August 2006).



GLC 'reasonable debt enforcement' [final proposed amendments here] paper - suggested amendments to the Bankruptcy & Diligence etc., (Scotland) Bill - PDF (1 August 2006).

GLC team short listed in the following categories at the 2006 Law Awards:

Up and coming firm of the Year: Govan Law Centre (GLC)
Paralegal of the Year: Alistair Sharp, GLC
Solicitor of the Year (over 30): Maggie Dickson, GLC
Trainee of the Year: Lorraine Barrie, Amy Niven, GLC



Office of Fair Trading rules bank charges 'legally unfair' (5 April 2006).


GLC and UNISON Scotland assist in drafting Health Board Elections (Scotland) Bill (3 April 2006 - PDF links)


GLC appeal case: Inner House overturns insurance ruling - decision to benefit citizens and tenants generally (30 March 2006)


Fight the unfair bank charges - link to Daily Mail (8 March 2006)



link to Glasgow University's SRC

BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme (18 February 2006).

Students warned over bank charges (Glasgow University's Student Representative Council research report - 17 February 2006)


GLC's Principal Solicitor


Access to civil justice: 'Small claims and counter claims' - 13 February 2006 (GLC contribution).

link to The Herald newspaper


Bank charges - The Sunday Post (29 January 2006).


The 2006 Scottish Legal Awards

Govan Law Centre shortlisted for 2006 Scottish Legal Awards - (category: Specialist Client Team of the Year; nominee, GLC's Prevention of Homelessness Team).



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