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New laws on regulating the Scottish legal sector can be strengthened further to better protect the public, the Law Society of Scotland has said. A majority of MSPs voted today to agree to the principles of the Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) following the bill's stage one debate in the Scott

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The Law Society of Scotland has been accredited as a leader in diversity, recognising its achievements and commitment to lead workplace best practice in Scotland. The gold status Leader in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity builds upon the Law Society’s initial awar

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The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to a former president, Professor Philip Love, who has passed away. Law Society president Sheila Webster said: “I’d like to offer my deepest condolences to family, friends and former colleagues of Professor Philip Love, CBE, who was president o

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Ahsan Mustafa has been appointed as a solicitor member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Consumer Law Sub-Committee. Mr Mustafa is a solicitor at Nolans in Kirkintilloch. He practises commercial litigation, dispute resolution, debt and asset recovery and insolvency.

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed nine new solicitor advocates yesterday, joining the 16 who were introduced last week.

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The Law Society of Scotland has granted 16 new solicitor advocates extended rights of audience at back-to-back ceremonies at the Court of Session.

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The Scottish government’s 2024-25 budget continues its distorted and shortsighted approach to criminal justice, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The budget papers reveal an extra £22 million has been provided to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), while the f

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Christmas has come early for 66 new Scottish solicitors, as they were formally welcomed to the profession at an admissions ceremony in Edinburgh.

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The UK's international reputation is "in jeopardy" as a result of Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill, the Law Society of Scotland has warned. The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill is designed to allow the UK government to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda in spite of a UK Supreme Court ruling last

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The Law Society of Scotland has granted extended rights of audience to seven solicitors, with the new solicitor advocates introduced to the court in a ceremony at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. The ceremony yesterday held extra significance, as 2023 marks 30 years since the first solicitor advoc

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The Law Society of Scotland has announced further steps in response to the escalating climate crisis, seeking to act and lead change across the legal sector. On Friday the Law Society’s governing Council passed a resolution formally setting out the society’s strong commitment to climate

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A critical cross-party MSP report on the Scottish government’s new legislation on regulating legal services has shown why the bill needs to change, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has published its report on the Re

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Solicitor Pat Thom has been nominated as president-elect 2025/26 of the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Thom's career has spanned criminal and civil legal work in both Canada and Scotland and she has worked in-house and in private practice for several years. She has been a Law Society Council member sin

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Peter Nicholson, editor of the Law Society of Scotland’s Journal magazine, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Herald Law Awards. The tribute comes just a matter of months after he was conferred honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland.

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