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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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Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE has been awarded honorary membership by the Law Society of Scotland. Alison Atack, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I am delighted to award Dame Elish honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland in our 70th anniversary year. She has had a

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People working in Scotland’s legal sector have been urged to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace. The research is the first of its kind to be carried out on a sector-wide basis in Scotland and is being run in partnership with See Me, the national programme to end mental

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The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish government to pursue "a package of wider reform" following a three per cent increase in legal aid fees. All solicitors and advocates who provide people with advice and representation through the legal aid scheme in Scotland received a three per

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Trainee solicitors should receive a £500 pay increase in 2019/20, the Law Society of Scotland has recommended. The Society's governing Council has agreed a recommended remuneration of £19,500 for those in their first year for £22,500 for those in their second year, an increase of &

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The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scotland’s legal complaints handling body for failing to listen to concerns over its plans to impose a third consecutive above-inflation rise in its budget and levy and has highlighted the need for improved oversight of the organisation. The Scottish

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