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International Conference of Legal Regulators coming to Scotland

Legal regulators from around the world will be coming to Edinburgh in September to debate a wide range of regulatory topics with global relevance.

Published 22 July 2019

Steven Thomson wins Innovation Cup with his Notice to Quit Calculator

A tool designed to help solicitors when preparing to terminate commercial leases at the end of their contractual term is the brainchild of an Edinburgh solicitor who has won this year’s Innovation Cup.

Published 16 July 2019

Law Society recognises in-house rising star John Frame and honours late Martyn Ross

Glasgow-based solicitor John Frame has won the Law Society of Scotland’s In-house Rising Star Award for 2019.

Published 17 June 2019

John Mulholland takes up term as president of the Law Society of Scotland

John Mulholland has become the new president of the Law Society of Scotland after taking over from Alison Atack at today's meeting of the Law Society of Scotland's decision-making Council, while Perth-based solicitor, Amanda Millar, became the new vice president.

Published 31 May 2019

Dame Elish Angiolini awarded honorary membership of Law Society of Scotland

Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE has been awarded honorary membership by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 31 May 2019

Law Society launches mental health survey

People working in Scotland’s legal sector have been urged to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace.

Published 14 May 2019

Loss of EU environmental governance post-Brexit an issue, warns Law Society of Scotland

There will be missing environmental governance mechanisms as a result of the UK leaving the EU, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 10 May 2019

Law Society calls for 'wider reform' following legal aid fee increase

The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish government to pursue "a package of wider reform" following a three per cent increase in legal aid fees.

Published 29 April 2019

Law Society recommends £500 pay boost for trainee solicitors

Trainee solicitors should receive a £500 pay increase in 2019/20, the Law Society of Scotland has recommended.

Published 29 April 2019

Law Society criticises SLCC for failing to listen over budget plans

The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scotland’s legal complaints handling body for failing to listen to concerns over its plans to impose a third consecutive above-inflation rise in its budget and levy and has highlighted the need for improved oversight of the organisation.

Published 24 April 2019

New AML practice rules for Scottish solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland has unveiled changes to the Practice Rules which will provide Scottish solicitors with greater clarity on what is required of them in terms of interaction with the Society and anti-money laundering compliance.

Published 24 April 2019

Two TLT lawyers awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence

Lawyers John Paul Sheridan and Karen Cornwell of TLT have been awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence for a further five years by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 18 April 2019

Law Society: Greater redundancy protection for new parents needed

Protections against redundancy for parents returning to work should match those already in place during maternity leave, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

Solicitors to be prevented from using client accounts as banking facility under new proposals

Members of the legal profession are invited to give their views on proposed changes to the accounts rules in advance of the Law Society of Scotland's annual general meeting on May 30.

Published 3 April 2019

Law Society: Charity legislation needs wider reform

The Law Society of Scotland has called for wider reform of charity legislation in its response to a Scottish government consultation on charity law.

Published 2 April 2019