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Tributes have been paid to David Cullen, the Law Society of Scotland's registrar, on the news that he is to leave after 30 years' service and commitment to the profession. Caroline Flanagan, past president of the Law Society, said: "The Society is losing not only a wealth of experience, but very muc

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The Lawscot Foundation has partnered with Hey Legal and Buddies Gin to give last minute shoppers the opportunity to buy unique gifts for the animal lovers, gin sippers and legal buffs in their lives. Paisley company Buddies Gin has produced an exclusive run of 100 limited-edition bottles of gin to c

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing the Greenock, Kilmarnock and Paisley constituency. The previous Council member, Waqqas Ashraf, resigned his seat after setting up his own practice in the Glasgow constituency

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Nixon said it in 1973 which I accept is well before most of you were born but those of a certain age will remember it as the beginning of the end for him. Cover up worse than the crime and all that. Well, I will deal with that in more detail next week. Today is about the SSDT consultation and the La

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New figures showing over 90 per cent client satisfaction with Scottish solicitors represent a "huge vote of confidence" in the profession, the Law Society has said. Independent polling by Savanta ComRes published today showed that members of the public place high levels of trust in solicitors and sa

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The Scottish Civil Justice Committee’s (SCJC) consultation on rules covering the mode of attendance at civil court hearings is premature and without a solid evidence base to inform its proposals, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The professional body for over 12,000 Scottish solicitor

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The majority of private practice firms in Scotland "appear to have overcome the negative economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic", according to the Law Society of Scotland. It has published the findings of its third survey into the financial impact of coronavirus on Scottish private practice legal

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The number of traineeships begun in the last practice year totalled 744, up from 434 in the previous year, new figures from the Law Society of Scotland show. The increase indicates that parts of the profession are recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with increased activity in some p

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Very few of you will have tuned into the Roberton Report a couple of years ago. Even fewer will be aware that the Scottish government (after a lengthy and entirely understandable delay) is only now consulting on its recommendations. Even fewer will respond to the consultation. Why should you? How co

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The Law Society of Scotland has announced that Diane McGiffen will be appointed as its new chief executive. She succeeds Lorna Jack, who will leave after 13 years in the role. Diane McGiffen has worked in senior roles at Audit Scotland for the last 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer,

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The Law Society of Scotland has been shortlisted for a national award for its work to support its members during the pandemic. The professional body for Scottish solicitors is one of seven finalists in the Best Covid-19 Response in Associations category. Organised by GCN Events, the Covid Response A

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Five Scottish solicitors have been granted extended rights of audience. The new solicitor advocates will be allowed to exercise their extended rights of audience in the Court of Session, the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

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The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid reform following the announcement of its programme for government. An independent legal aid review, which reported over three years ago, recommended an overhaul of the system. However, while the governm

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