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The Law Society of Scotland has joined its legal peers across Europe in signing the Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law. The document was signed by 38 legal bodies from the member states of the Council of Europe and of the European Union when they met in Vienna on 11 June.

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The annual Law Society of Scotland In-House Rising Star Award is back, and two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for this year’s award from six nominations. Mariel Kaney, the deputy legal secretary to the Lord President’s Private Office, and Marion Sweetland, legal counsel in com

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The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal profession has been launched today. The Law Society of Scotland's Innovation Cup competition invites Scottish solicitors, paralegals, trainees, cash-room staff and student associates to submit their bright ideas for r

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, to represent members in the Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven constituency. The North East seat has become vacant following Michael Kusznir standing down after two years on the so

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the introduction of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill. The legislation, which is in two parts, makes changes to current law relating to bail and to the arrangements for the release of some prisoners and the support provided.

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Thorntons partner Murray Etherington has vowed to fight to protect legal aid across Scotland.  He said he will also focus on the Law Society’s critical role in regulating the profession following the Scottish government’s proposals to overhaul the country’s legal system.

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The Law Society of Scotland has been awarded an Investors in Diversity accreditation, underlining its record of leading workplace best practice for the Scottish legal profession. The National Centre for Diversity has awarded the accreditation following a thorough process over a year, which included

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Solicitors approved a Law Society of Scotland proposal on Friday to increase the practising certificate (PC) fee, which will remain lower in real terms than before the pandemic. The PC fee for 2022/23 will be £585. The new rate is eight per cent lower in real terms compared to the pre-pandemic

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The new president of the Law Society of Scotland has said he will bring his perspective as a chamber solicitor to the role, in contrast to the many litigators who’ve preceded him. Murray Etherington formally took over the role of president from Ken Dalling at a meeting of the society’s g

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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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