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Unified tribunal essential in creating a person-centred approach to mental health law

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

New action plan aims to tackle mental health stigma in Scottish legal sector

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

New Law Society president ready for challenges ahead

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.

Published 1 June 2020

Brodies launches virtual training for newly qualified solicitors across Scotland

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.

Published 1 June 2020

Solicitors approve reduction to cost of practising

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).

Published 29 May 2020

Philip Yelland retires after three decades with Law Society

Philip Yelland, executive director of regulation at the Law Society of Scotland, has retired after 30 years at the professional body for Scottish solicitors.

Published 28 May 2020

Remote authentication by notaries now possible

Real-time video technology can now be used to allow notaries to authenticate the execution of a document remotely.

Published 27 May 2020

New and familiar faces returned to Law Society of Scotland Council

The results are in for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections, with a number of new members as well as familiar faces elected.

Published 22 May 2020

Conversations with SYLA launches

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) has launched its new podcast series: Conversations with SYLA.

Published 14 May 2020

Half of SLCC levy payment deferred

Payment of half of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) levy has been deferred until December 1.

Published 12 May 2020

Rachel Wood joins Law Society of Scotland’s senior leadership team

Rachel Wood WS, an experienced Scottish solicitor will join the senior leadership team of the Law Society of Scotland next week as the new executive director of regulation.

Published 12 May 2020

Law Society of Scotland suspends minimum CPD requirements for solicitors and accredited paralegals

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Regulatory Committee of Law Society of Scotland has suspended minimum CPD requirements for the 2019/2020 practice year.

Published 1 May 2020

Law Society of Scotland reduces TCPD requirements for trainees qualifying before 30 June

Trainees' CPD requirements have been reduced by the Law Society of Scotland in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 30 April 2020

Law Society of Scotland slashes solicitor charges to save profession £2.2m

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.

Published 29 April 2020

Law Society accuses SLCC of being ‘tone deaf’ over proposed solicitor levy increases

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission of being ‘tone-deaf’ to the current crisis facing the legal profession after the SLCC published its financial plans for the coming year.

Published 28 April 2020