The Law Society of Scotland's Racial Inclusion Group (RIG) is currently running a survey about the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background studying and/or practising law.
Published 14 May 2021
The Law Societies of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have condemned Chinese sanctions against lawyers.
Published 13 May 2021
A survey of Scottish solicitors has found that more than three-quarters think aspects of remote civil court work should continue after the pandemic.
Published 7 May 2021
The Law Society of Scotland has announced reductions in fees it charges to practitioners.
Published 30 April 2021
The booking app used to schedule pre-intermediate diet meeting (PIDM) appointments has been updated following work between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 29 April 2021
Nominations are invited for the 2021 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award.
Published 22 April 2021
Legal aid fees have increased by five per cent across the board from today, the biggest increase in more than a decade – but the Law Society of Scotland has warned that more must be done to address a "generation of underfunding".
Published 23 March 2021
The Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Legal Complaints Commission have clashed over the latter body's proposed budget.
Published 18 March 2021
Law Society calls for Scotland-wide high-rise cladding assessment following new funding announcement
The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the UK government’s announcement that it will make further funding available for removing dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings and called for a Scotland-wide assessment of high-rise buildings.
Published 15 February 2021
The number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll, the latest figures show.
Published 4 February 2021
The Law Society of Scotland has set out a comprehensive programme for reform in the run up to this year’s Scottish elections, which includes measures to enhance access to justice, boost economic recovery, improve diversity and drive legislative change.
Published 3 February 2021
The Law Society of Scotland is inviting nominations for honorary membership for outstanding service for the public good by a Scottish solicitor.
Published 21 January 2021
The Scottish government's revised legal aid package has been welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 18 January 2021
The Law Society of Scotland has raised issues over solicitors' ability to perform their jobs properly in courts with the courts service.
Published 7 January 2021
The Scottish government's announcement that legal aid solicitors will benefit from a 10 per cent uplift in legal aid fees and access to a £9 million fund to help those experiencing hardship as a result of Covid-19 has received a cautious response.
Published 23 December 2020