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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals to clear the Covid-19 courts backlog and called for "urgent, full and frank discussions with all interested parties" to address the problem. Holyrood’s Justice Committee yesterday published a report setting out a “basket of measures&rdqu

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Lorna Jack, chief executive of Law Society of Scotland, is to join the Department for International Trade's new Trade Advisory Group. The Department for International Trade (DIT) has established 11 new trade advisory groups covering a range of key sectors. Each group will be made up of experts to ad

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of a newly qualified Scottish solicitor or trainee working in-house.

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​A new report on pilot virtual custody court hearings has highlighted significant issues faced by solicitors and their clients. Five virtual custody courts have been piloted in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Saltcoats, but a survey of Scottish solicitors has revealed issues with obtaini

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Great client communications can help strengthen solicitor-client relationships and minimise complaints. That’s the idea behind this year’s Innovation Cup winning entry. The winner of this year’s competition is Emily Campbell, a trainee solicitor at BTO Solicitors. Ms Campbell impre

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The Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to urgently review a decision to refuse paper-based simple procedure actions. SCTS has confirmed to the Law Society that, except in exceptional circumstances, simp

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Two pupils from Peebles High School have won the grand final of this year’s national Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, organised by the Law Society of Scotland. Mhairi Kinahan and William Adams were crowned Scotland’s best young debaters after proposing the motion “This ho

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The Law Society of Scotland has today launched a three-year action plan that aims to tackle stigma around mental health in the legal sector. The new action plan follows a survey of Scotland’s legal profession on their views of mental health in the workplace in 2019 and accompanies the survey&r

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Perth-based solicitor Amanda Millar has taken up the Law Society of Scotland's presidential reins, while Stirling-based Ken Dalling becomes the new vice president. Ms Miller thanked her predecessor John Mulholland for rising to the challenges of the past year with collaborative care and enthusi

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Brodies LLP has launched a training programme that aims to give all newly qualified solicitors across Scotland access to quality learning opportunities and to connect with industry peers. More than 120 newly qualified lawyers have already signed up to access the free 'Breakfast with Brodies' trainin

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A reduction to the practising certificate fee for 2020-21 has been approved by solicitors at the Law Society of Scotland’s first ever virtual annual general meeting (AGM). The proposed reduction to the cost of practising as a Scottish solicitor was put forward by the Law Society’s Counci

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Philip Yelland, executive director of regulation at the Law Society of Scotland, has retired after 30 years at the professional body for Scottish solicitors. In the past three decades, he has seen major changes within the organisation and significant regulatory reform, including two new Scottish par

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