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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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The Law Society of Scotland has unveiled changes to the Practice Rules which will provide Scottish solicitors with greater clarity on what is required of them in terms of interaction with the Society and anti-money laundering compliance. The new rules will take effect from 3 May 2019, coinciding wit

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Lawyers John Paul Sheridan and Karen Cornwell of TLT have been awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence for a further five years by the Law Society of Scotland. The Society introduced the scheme in 1990 to recognise solicitors who have developed specialist knowledge during their c

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Protections against redundancy for parents returning to work should match those already in place during maternity leave, according to the Law Society of Scotland. In its response to a UK government consultation on pregnancy and maternity discrimination, the Law Society has supported extra redundancy

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The Law Society of Scotland has called for wider reform of charity legislation in its response to a Scottish government consultation on charity law. The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 governs the operation of over 24,000 charities across Scotland (with over 180,000 charity trus

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award. The award, now in its seventh year, recognises the outstanding achievement of a newly qualified Scottish solicitor or trainee working in-house.

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The independent review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 is a step in the right direction for compliance with modern human rights standards, according to the Law Society of Scotland. Commenting on the announcement made by the mental health minister Clare Haughey yesterday

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The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) proposals for a third consecutive above-inflation levy on solicitors, which it says will lead to rising costs for legal services consumers. In its response to the SLCC annual budget and levy, the Law Society has d

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Greenock solicitors are to have their first female dean of the town’s faculty of procurators. Jill Carrick was appointed dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Greenock, the first woman to take up the post in the organisation’s 200-year history, at the faculty’s annual general meeti

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