The UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes the Law Society of Scotland, has jointly published an advisory note, highlighting key anti-money laundering (AML) risks and challenges for the legal profession associated with the COVID-19 crisis.
Published 16 April 2020
DWF partner Naomi Pryde is collating views from solicitors on the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service’s approach to COVID-19 in her capacity as a Law Society of Scotland Council member and a concerned civil court practitioner.
Published 16 April 2020
A plan has been agreed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on ongoing transfers of title to land.
Published 27 March 2020
Universities providing the diploma in professional legal practice are advising all final-year LLB students to submit their completed diploma applications by email, rather than post.
Published 25 March 2020
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.
Published 24 March 2020
The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been asked to look urgently at additional steps to improve cashflow and support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 20 March 2020
Sections 15, 16 and 16A of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 require that the solicitor certifying capacity has interviewed the granter immediately before the granter subscribed the document.
Published 19 March 2020
Chartered accountants Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) and business advisors, has been accepted to join the Law Society of Scotland’s panel of approved accountancy partner firms.
Published 17 March 2020
Amy Jones, associate at Thorntons Solicitors in Dundee, has received an employment law specialist accreditation from the Law Society of Scotland, meaning two-thirds of Thorntons’ employment law team are now recognised as specialists.
Published 16 March 2020
The Law Society of Scotland's LexFactor event will be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Published 13 March 2020
Scotland’s legal tech sector is set to benefit from support from the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) in developing innovative solutions to ensure GDPR compliance which can be used across a range of different sectors and businesses.
Published 9 March 2020
The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched.
Published 5 March 2020
Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first ’Lex Factor’ battle of the bands.
Published 25 February 2020
Prospective lawyers getting ready to apply to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice can now browse all the providers in one web visit at the Law Society of Scotland’s Virtual Diploma Fair 2020.
Published 24 February 2020
Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 20 February 2020