Should Non-Officers Be Allowed To Own Sheriff Officer Firms?

On 21 March 2011, the Scottish Government published its long awaited consultation on the business organisation of Officers of Court. This is very much a live issue in Scotland. As some readers know, we consulted with Government some years ago on such a move and took expert advice from a QC.

The new consultation and any action which follows should result in much needed clarity and will of course be responding to the consultation in due course. If you would like a copy of our response, please contact Myra Scott at