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New legislation aimed at reforming the law of moveable transactions has been published in draft today. Moveable transactions reform is intended to enable smaller businesses to use their assets as security against lower cost loans and so such reform is a welcome development, according to the Law Soci

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Following a two-year financial support package for Scottish solicitors to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, the Law Society of Scotland is proposing a practising certificate fee which is "lower in real terms" compared to the pre-pandemic fee level.  The Law Society agreed a £2.2 millio

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The Law Society of Scotland has announced an increase in its recommended rates for trainee salaries from the beginning of next month. The new recommended rates from 1 June 2022 will be £20,500 for first-year trainees (up £1,000 or 5.1 per cent) and £23,750 for second-year trainees

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Five new members will join the Law Society Council following the nomination process, which closed on Thursday 21 April 2022. Amna Ashraf, Beatrice Nicholas and Jean-Paul Kasasula will join returning Council members Austin Lafferty and David Mair for Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

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The Law Society of Scotland has published new guidance on its Style Success Fee Agreement (SSFA). The new guidance, which comes into effect on 1 May, supports the Law Society’s SSFA and has been developed to help Scottish solicitors who are intending to enter an agreement either by way of a sp

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing the Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy constituencies. Becoming a member of the Law Society Council provid

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A major conference hosted by the Law Society of Scotland will mark the 90th anniversary of the famous "snail in a bottle" case, Donoghue v Stevenson. The conference will welcome speakers from across the world in recognition of the global significance of the case, which laid the foundations of the mo

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The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to focus more on its core role in handling legal complaints and go further in controlling its costs. Responding to the SLCC’s consultation on its draft budget for 2022-23, the society has noted the SLCC i

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The Law Society of Scotland has criticised the the Scottish government's suggested increase in legal aid fees. Community safety minister Ash Regan said last week there would be additional improvements on top of a five per cent increase in fees.

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Paman Singh, of WorkNest, has been recognised as an accredited specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Singh has obtained the accreditation in the shortest time on record – it is usually reserved for solicitors who have at least five years’ standing. However, due

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