A group of senior figures from Scotland’s legal profession are to kick start a ‘pass the badge’ to mark World Mental Health Day this month.
Published 9 October 2020
RBS solicitor Marliese Perks has been named the In-house Rising Star Award winner for 2020 by the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 6 October 2020
Sheriff Court jury trials delayed as a result of Covid-19 are set to resume in remote jury centres across Scotland following new government funding.
Published 2 October 2020
Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term.
Published 1 October 2020
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.
Published 29 September 2020
Morton Fraser and Dickson Minto have committed to using the Law Society of Scotland's contextualised recruitment system to increase workplace diversity and social mobility.
Published 10 September 2020
Lorna Jack, chief executive of Law Society of Scotland, is to join the Department for International Trade's new Trade Advisory Group.
Published 27 August 2020
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award.
Published 30 July 2020
A new report on pilot virtual custody court hearings has highlighted significant issues faced by solicitors and their clients.
Published 28 July 2020
Great client communications can help strengthen solicitor-client relationships and minimise complaints. That’s the idea behind this year’s Innovation Cup winning entry.
Published 29 June 2020
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.
Published 26 June 2020
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.
Published 10 June 2020
The Law Society of Scotland has written to the six Scottish universities providing the diploma in professional legal practice to remind them of the importance of acting responsibly and considering likely demand for legal trainees next summer when setting course numbers as it emerged that there have been a record number of applications to study the diploma in the coming year.
Published 5 June 2020
The creation of a new, unified tribunal empowered to look at a full range of remedies under mental health law would enable individuals’ cases to be dealt with in a prompt, holistic and person-centred way.
Published 5 June 2020
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.
Published 3 June 2020