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The Law Society of Scotland has announced cuts to the practising certificate fee and other charges made to solicitors in order to save the profession £2.2 million in response to the coronavirus crisis. The professional body’s governing Council has agreed that for the 2020/21 pr

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The UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes the Law Society of Scotland, has jointly published an advisory note, highlighting key anti-money laundering (AML) risks and challenges for the legal profession associated with the COVID-19 crisis. It also includes information to help the prof

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DWF partner Naomi Pryde is collating views from solicitors on the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service’s approach to COVID-19 in her capacity as a Law Society of Scotland Council member and a concerned civil court practitioner. She said: "I'm well placed to comment as I have a split

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A plan has been agreed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on ongoing transfers of title to land. The Law Society of Scotland and UK Finance have agreed a position whereby lenders are willing to continue to lend against transactions that are due to go complete during the period in which the appl

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Universities providing the diploma in professional legal practice are advising all final-year LLB students to submit their completed diploma applications by email, rather than post. Students should complete their diploma application as a Word document and send it by email to their respective univers

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland. In a report published today, it also recommends that the Law Society of Scotland carry out a review of the impact of existing price and service transparency guidance, including w

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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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