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Position Papers and Consultation Responses

All download documents are in the Adobe Acrobat PDF or MS Word format.

Recent Papers

SLS Response to the SRA Consultation Paper A Competence Statement for Solicitors January 2015.

Older Papers

Comments by the Society of Legal Scholars on HEFCE Letter Open access and submissions to the REF post - 2014 Issued 23 3 13 September 2013
Response to Memorandum on Open Access Implementation submitted to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee 7 2 13 by Professors Stephen Bailey and John Bell September 2013

SLS Response to Compensation and Condonation.
SLS Response to Collaborative Arrangements.
Compensaion and Condonation.
Collaborative arrangements.
SLS Response on Legal Ethics.
Legal Services (Scotland) Bill.- SLS Response .
SLS REF RESPONSE.
Wider Choice and Better Protection - The SLS Response.
The Way Forward on Legal Education in Scotland.
Reform of Higher Education Research Assessment & Funding.
SLS Response to RCUK..
SLS Response to HEFCE Consultation on the Research Excellence Framework.
Consultation Paper on Efficiency and Effectiveness of Peer Review Project.
SLS response to Law Society of Scotland September 2007.

Response to AHRC Consultation on Postgraduate Funding: November 2006

Response to DfE ConsultationReform of Higher Education Research Assessment and Funding: October 2006

Response to Consultation on Deferral Call by Bar Standards Board: July 2006

Response to Consultation on Work Based Learning: August 2006

Response to QAA Consultation on Subject Benchmarking: October 2006

a) Reponses to DCA Constitutional Consultation Papers (PDF)

- The Future of Queen's Counsel CP 08/03.
- A New Way of Appointing Judges CP 10/03.
- A Supreme Court for the United Kingdom CP 11/03.
- Reforming the Office of Lord Chancellor CP 13/03.

b) Responses to HEFCE Consultations

The Society's response to the HEFCE Consultation Paper entitled 'Developing the Funding Method for Teaching from 2004-5' can be read by clicking here. (PDF)

c) Response to the Roberts Review

The SLS response to the review of research assessment ('The Roberts Review') can be read by clicking here. (PDF)

d) Response to DCA consultation on the Appointment of Law Commissioners

The SLS response to the consultation on the appointment of Law Commissioners can be read by clicking here. (PDF)



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