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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been asked to look urgently at additional steps to improve cashflow and support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to practitioners, John Mulholland, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said the Law Society had asked SLAB to consider:

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Sections 15, 16 and 16A of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 require that the solicitor certifying capacity has interviewed the granter immediately before the granter subscribed the document. We appreciate that, given the current situation, solicitors may not be able to meet clients, or

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Chartered accountants Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) and business advisors, has been accepted to join the Law Society of Scotland’s panel of approved accountancy partner firms. As part of the partnership programme, the Law Society seek approved accountants to offer services and advice

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Amy Jones, associate at Thorntons Solicitors in Dundee, has received an employment law specialist accreditation from the Law Society of Scotland, meaning two-thirds of Thorntons’ employment law team are now recognised as specialists. Ms Jones advises clients in all areas of employment and disc

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The Law Society of Scotland's LexFactor event will be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was meant to take place in Edinburgh yesterday, would have seen some of Scotland’s best-known law firms take to the stage to compete for the first ever LexFactor trophy i

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Scotland’s legal tech sector is set to benefit from support from the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) in developing innovative solutions to ensure GDPR compliance which can be used across a range of different sectors and businesses. The Law Society of Scotland has signed a memorandum of u

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The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched. Now in its third year, the Innovation Cup aims to tap into the expertise of the Scottish legal community and improve risk management across the profession. The Law Society of Scotland is runn

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Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first ’Lex Factor’ battle of the bands. Six bands from some of Scotland’s best-known law firms, the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates, will take to the stage to co

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Prospective lawyers getting ready to apply to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice can now browse all the providers in one web visit at the Law Society of Scotland’s Virtual Diploma Fair 2020. Each of the diploma providers have different modules, timetables and study options availa

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Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Dalgleish, head of technology at Shepherd and Wedderburn and co-head of the firm’s smarter working unit, is the first non-solicitor to receive the accreditation in r

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New guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services. The new guidance from the Law Society of Scotland means solicitor firms offering legal services to the public are encouraged to publish indicative price informat

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Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has today been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland president for 2021-22. Mr Dalling will be appointed as the Law Society’s vice president on 31 May 2020 before taking up the reins as president next year. He was first elected as a Law Society Council me

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Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as executive director of finance and operations. Mr Lindsay, a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), has most recently run his own consultancy business, SLL Business Consultants. Prior to tha

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Stricter new anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have come into force across the UK with effect from today. The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 update the UK's AML regime to incorporate international standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) an

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Pupils from 32 teams from schools across Scotland are through to the second stage of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament. The winning teams successfully put forward their arguments to the motion, ‘This House would introduce compulsory National Civic Service for all

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