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Writers to the Signet

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748645770
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676545 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0006
Writers to the Signet

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This chapter investigates the role of writers to the signet as College members. It distinguishes members of the Society of Writers to the Signet from ordinary writers, and examines the process of education and training for new writers to the signet. The key element of apprenticeship, hat this meant and how it was regulated, is discussed. The role of the working WS is examined. This includes not only consideration of the range of business in which they engaged but also discussion of their position as Scotland's main conveyancers and their role in conducting financial matters on behalf of clients.

Keywords: Writers to the signet; WS Society; Apprentices; Legal education; Writers; Law agents

Chapter.  14476 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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