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Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will discuss law and politics in an age of disruption at the Law Society of Scotland's 70th anniversary annual conference in Edinburgh tomorrow. The conference, which features over 60 speakers and panellists from the legal, academic and business worlds, will also look at w

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Positive relationships between legal professionals in the UK and Belgium are set to continue post-Brexit with the signing of a first-of-its-kind document by legal organisations in each of the nations.

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Lawyers with specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation in recognition of their expertise. The Law Society of Scotland has launched its new specialism of 'accredited legal technologist' in response to the development of a range of new roles within the legal sector, such as lega

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The Law Society of Scotland has highlighted the importance of making the legal aid system easier to navigate for members of the public and solicitors, and reiterated concerns about the sustainability of funding for the service as part of the response to a Scottish government consultation on legal ai

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The Law Society of Scotland has announced a strategic partnership with Scotland-based Braemar Finance, a finance provider for the professions in the UK. The new partnership will help Scottish solicitors access a range of business financing options, specifically designed for the legal sector, to help

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After 35 years last month in the profession, 20 of them spent in senior management positions, including client relations manager, in a large firm practising in the higher risk areas of executries, litigation, family and residential conveyancing, I thought it would take more than a determination from

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The majority of the public do not think an organisation should both regulate lawyers and represent them, according to a poll commissioned by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC). The YouGov poll of the public on various issues around legal regulation found that 19 per cent of the public f

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A below inflationary rise in the cost of practising as a Scottish solicitor, has been agreed by solicitors at a special general meeting. Members voted in the majority to adopt the proposed rise of £10 in the 2019/20 practising certificate (PC) subscription to £575, put forward by the Law

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Two solicitors will be awarded honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland in its platinum year, at its special general meeting on 6 September 2019. Alistair Cockburn and Sheriff Brian Kearney have both contributed significantly to the legal profession and civic society in Scotland.

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Profits in Scotland’s legal sector have fallen by over a quarter in the last 10 years, according to French Duncan. The accountants compared the most recent Law Society of Scotland Financial Benchmarking report for 2018 with the society’s 2008 Benchmarks and Costs of Time survey.

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Legal regulators from around the world will be coming to Edinburgh in September to debate a wide range of regulatory topics with global relevance. The event is held in a new city each year, with recent hosts including the Hague, Singapore, Washington DC and Toronto. This year the Law Society of Scot

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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. Now in its second year, the Innovation Cup is a competition run jointly by the Law Society o

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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. Mr Mulholland said: “It’

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