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Two partners at Harper Macleod have been accredited as construction law specialists by the Law Society of Scotland. Euan Pirie, head of the firm’s infrastructure and projects team, and Michael Conroy, who leads on construction, have been recognised as being among Scotland’s leading advis

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The head of the Independent Afghanistan Bar Association should receive urgent assistance from the UK government, the Law Society of Scotland has said. Ken Dalling, president of the Law Society, has written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to echo the call from the International Bar Association (IBA

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Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or, would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally? Scots Law students have been challenged to write or record their views on climate change and the law

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Scots lawyers would like the 'not proven' verdict preserved whether Scotland adopts a two or three verdict system, a survey by the Law Society of Scotland has found. The survey – the majority of whose respondents were civil practitioners – asked about the need for change in the context o

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The Law Society of Scotland has expressed irritation with the pace of court re-openings as Scotland moves to level 0. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) announced today that it will keep in place the suspension of physical attendance at courts, except in relation to criminal trial diet

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Diversity data collected as part of the annual Practising Certificate (PC) renewal process has been published by the Law Society of Scotland today. Diversity questions were included for the first time in the 2020/21 PC renewal process, in order to give a better understanding of what the profession l

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In-house solicitor Angus Niven has been crowned the Law Society of Scotland in-house rising star of 2021. Law Society of Scotland president Ken Dalling announced the winner at the In-house Annual Conference today.

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A significant milestone will be reached for the Law Society of Scotland later this year when long-standing chief executive Lorna Jack steps down. The professional membership body for Scottish solicitors announced that Ms Jack will be retiring at the end of 2021. She has been in post for almost 13 ye

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Pupils from Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland. Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School in the Borders won the nat

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The Scottish government’s £1 million fund to support legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants. The government fund will provide support for up to 40 new legal aid trainees, paying for 50 per cent of their salaries. In addition, trainees’ regulatory costs, nationa

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​Two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award 2021. Anna Ziarkowska, a conveyancing and planning solicitor at Aberdeenshire Council, and Angus Niven, in-house general counsel for media and production company, Boxmedia, have been shortlist

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The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will remain the same for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The society’s governing Council has agreed that the recommended remuneration rates for trainees will b

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