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Law Society calls SCJC’s virtual court proposals premature

The Scottish Civil Justice Committee’s (SCJC) consultation on rules covering the mode of attendance at civil court hearings is premature and without a solid evidence base to inform its proposals, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 25 November 2021

Law Society survey finds profession holding steady against Covid

The majority of private practice firms in Scotland "appear to have overcome the negative economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic", according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 24 November 2021

Traineeships bounce back from Covid lull

The number of traineeships begun in the last practice year totalled 744, up from 434 in the previous year, new figures from the Law Society of Scotland show.

Published 22 November 2021

Douglas Mill: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN

Very few of you will have tuned into the Roberton Report a couple of years ago. Even fewer will be aware that the Scottish government (after a lengthy and entirely understandable delay) is only now consulting on its recommendations. Even fewer will respond to the consultation. Why should you? How could it possibly affect you? Aren't others interested in that? You've got a living to earn.

Published 15 November 2021

Diane McGiffen announced as next CEO of Law Society

The Law Society of Scotland has announced that Diane McGiffen will be appointed as its new chief executive. She succeeds Lorna Jack, who will leave after 13 years in the role.

Published 9 November 2021

Law Society of Scotland achieves AML levy exemption for majority of Scottish law firms

In response to pressure applied by the Law Society of Scotland, plans to introduce a new economic crime levy, will see smaller law firms exempted.

Published 24 September 2021

Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award

The Law Society of Scotland has been shortlisted for a national award for its work to support its members during the pandemic.

Published 16 September 2021

Five new solicitor advocates admitted

Five Scottish solicitors have been granted extended rights of audience.

Published 9 September 2021

Law Society accuses Scottish government of dragging heels on legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid reform following the announcement of its programme for government.

Published 8 September 2021

Law Society’s opens annual competition for latest ‘lightbulb’ idea in risk management

The search for the latest ‘light bulb’ idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched today.

Published 7 September 2021

Harper Macleod partners accredited as construction law specialists

Two partners at Harper Macleod have been accredited as construction law specialists by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 27 August 2021

Law Society calls for Afghan bar president to receive UK support

The head of the Independent Afghanistan Bar Association should receive urgent assistance from the UK government, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 27 August 2021

Law Society launches student competition on climate change and the law

Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or, would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally?

Published 10 August 2021

Survey finds overwhelming support for preservation of ‘not proven’

Scots lawyers would like the 'not proven' verdict preserved whether Scotland adopts a two or three verdict system, a survey by the Law Society of Scotland has found.

Published 9 August 2021

Law Society adds to criticism of PM over ‘left-wing’ lawyers remarks

The Law Society of Scotland has added to criticism of the prime minister over his remarks last week about the legal profession.

Published 3 August 2021