Season’s Greetings from Scotland. As the year draws to a close, and reflecting on nearly twenty years of campaigning for legal reforms, ten years of reporting matters connected with Scotland’s justice system, and soon to enter a sixth year of writing articles on this, my personal blog, “A Diary of Injustice in Scotland”, I would like to take the opportunity on this somewhat chilly Christmas Eve to wish all my readers, my colleagues in the media who have assisted the aims of fighting injustice over the years by their work, all the victims of injustice, themselves & their families, whether the injustice it be at the hands of the professions or even the justice system itself, and those inside the Scots legal profession I personally know who do their utmost for clients, Season’s Greetings, a Merry Christmas, and good luck for the New Year, 2011.
I will also take this opportunity to remind everyone there is a petition currently at the Scottish Parliament which readers may wish to consider signing, if you are of the opinion the Law Society of Scotland has had its day, both as a representative of the legal profession, and as a representative of the client’s best interests … the latter of which we all know has always been an issue which comes second to the Law Society’s protection of their own members interests. I have signed the petition and would encourage others to do so, and to attend the Scottish Parliament when the petition is to be heard, a date I will inform readers of when more information becomes available.
The e-petition which is currently open for signatures until 6th January 2011 calls “on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to repeal the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980, end self-regulation, and remove the independence of the legal profession, bringing it onside with true democracy.”
To sign the e-petition and learn more about it’s aims, CLICK HERE. Alternatively you can text '421' and your name to 07537 400395 to add your e-signature to this e-petition. (Texts are charged at your standard network rate. Text signatures will not appear instantly.)
You can read more about the petition in my previous coverage of it in early December, here : Law Society’s legislative powerbase 'is anti-consumer' as Holyrood to hear petition calling for repeal of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !