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Students have debated Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup during the opening round of Scotland’s premier high school debating competition. The first heats of the 24th Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament concluded last night, with half of the 64 participating schools making it throu

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The Law Society of Scotland has granted extended rights of audience to seven solicitors, with the new solicitor advocates introduced in a ceremony at the Court of Session.

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the introduction of a bill aimed at consolidating and modernising Scottish law around trusts and making limited changes to the law of intestate succession. The long-awaited Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill, was introduced in the Scottish Parliament last

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The Law Society of Scotland has fortified its links with Europe by becoming a member of Scotland Europa, a membership-based organisation that promotes Scotland's interests across European institutes and member states. Siobhan Kahmann, Law Society of Scotland Council representative for Scottish solic

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Law Society of Scotland president Murray Etherington paid tribute to the longest serving member of the current Council and former president, Christine McLintock, who has stepped down today after 17 years. Praising her achievements as a member of Council and during her presidency, he said: "Colleague

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The Law Society of Scotland has committed to improved support and oversight of trainee solicitors and training managers. The society’s Education and Training (Standard Setting) Sub-Committee has endorsed a number of changes in response to surveys of trainees and training managers conducted ear

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The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) and Ukrainian lawyer Nadia Volkova on being joint winners of Europe’s leading legal sector human rights award. The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) – of which the Law Society is

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The Law Society of Scotland has praised the introduction of new legislation to better support and regulate the charity sector, but raised concerns it does not go far enough in reforming areas including transparency and oversight. The Charities (Regulation and Administration) Bill was introduced to t

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A new record has been set for the number of trainee solicitors registered in Scotland, with Law Society of Scotland figures showing that 788 traineeships began in the past year. The traineeships registered during the legal practice year – which runs from November to October – are spread

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The Law Society of Scotland has launched its new five-year strategy, underpinning its commitment to a "thriving, diverse and sustainable" legal sector to support Scottish communities and businesses. The new document outlines the society’s key priorities and strategic objectives, covering both

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Thousands of Scotland’s most deprived families are facing the prospect of representing themselves in court thanks to a chronic shortage of civil legal aid firms. New analysis by the Law Society of Scotland shows that the 139 most deprived communities in Scotland, resident to around 100,000 peo

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The Law Society of Scotland's governing Council agreed a motion at its meeting on Friday that any and all forms of abuse against the profession is wholly wrong and should be condemned and has set out four points of action. Motion on violence and threats against solicitor

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