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The Law Society of Scotland has called for criminal court hearings held on public holidays to be ended, because of the negative impact they are having on practitioners and their clients. The society has written to the Lord President, Lord Carloway to voice serious concerns about so-called holiday co

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National Health Service solicitor Susan Murray has begun her tenure as president of the Law Society of Scotland, bringing her in-house perspective and expertise to the role. Ms Murray – who has worked for the NHS for nearly 40 years and is currently a senior solicitor in the litigation departm

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The governing Council for the Law Society of Scotland has been bolstered with the appointment of four new members, along with the reappointment of six others. Following a nomination period, the new faces joining Council are:

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The Law Society of Scotland has marked its 75th anniversary year with a formal dinner in Edinburgh, celebrating its ongoing role supporting and overseeing the solicitor profession. The black tie event at the National Museum of Scotland on 10 May was also an opportunity to mark the contribution of ou

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Ken Dalling, former president of the Law Society of Scotland, has been elected to serve as the new head of the UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Mr Dalling won the position with a clear majority of UK delegates voting for him to take up the reins from his prede

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The Law Society of Scotland is to withdraw from discussions on the creation of a review mechanism for legal aid fees, stating it had "lost confidence" in the Scottish government project following a lack of progress in two years. The Legal Aid Remuneration Project and Research Analysis Group were set

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The Law Society of Scotland has called for greater clarity on the aims of new legislation to protect neurodivergent people and people with learning disabilities. The professional body for Scottish solicitors has made a submission on the Scottish government’s consultation proposing a Learning D

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The Law Society of Scotland is looking to spotlight Scotland’s newest in-house talent with the launch of this year's In-House Rising Star Award. The annual competition, which is in its 12th year, provides recognition for the important work of in-house practitioners and in particular the contri

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Ann Stewart has been appointed to the Scottish Law Commission. Ms Stewart, a solicitor and professional support lawyer specialising in commercial property, is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Property Law Committee and Property and Land Law Reform Committee.

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Proposed legislation to prohibit conversion practices in Scotland may criminalise legitimate behaviour unless a more precise approach is taken, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The society made a written submission on the Scottish government’s consultation paper on the proposal, with

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Nominations are now open to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body to represent solicitors across the UK. Joining the Law Society’s Council allows you to influence vital decisions, contribute to key pieces of work and represent and support local solicitors.

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The Law Society of Scotland granted extended rights of audience to two new solicitor advocates at a ceremony held at the Court of Session yesterday. Lindsay McNeill, from law firm BTO, and Mohammed Hamza Sarwar at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) now have extended rights of aud

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Reintroduction of fees in Employment Tribunals will cause unacceptable access to justice issues for those most in need of free legal protections, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The Law Society responded to Ministry of Justice’s consultation on introducing fees in the Employment Trib

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