Murray Etherington sole nominee to become Law Society President in 2022

Dundee-based solicitor Murray Etherington has been nominated as a future president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 30 November 2020

Law Society: Evidence required to show lockdown hospital discharges were lawful

Evidence is urgently required to show whether all hospital patients discharged to care homes during the height of the coronavirus pandemic were moved lawfully, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 18 November 2020

Legal services price transparency guidance comes into effect next year

Guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing, which aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services, is due to come into effect in January 2021.

Published 3 November 2020

Prompt action needed to reform crofting law

Prompt action is needed by the Scottish government to reform the law of crofting, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 27 October 2020

Law Society opposes plans for economic crime levy on solicitors

Plans to introduce an anti-money laundering (AML) levy on solicitors has been opposed by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 26 October 2020

Menopause resource launched to support Scottish legal profession

​The Law Society of Scotland, in partnership with Peppy Health, has launched a menopause support resource, designed to help individuals and firms access the support that they need.

Published 20 October 2020

DAC Beachcroft’s Beverley Atkinson re-accredited in professional negligence law

Beverley Atkinson, legal director at DAC Beachcroft, has been re-accredited as a specialist in professional negligence law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 19 October 2020

Senior lawyers to ‘pass the badge’ on World Mental Health Day 2020

​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

Marliese Perks named In-house Rising Star Award Winner 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 to resume in remote jury centres

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

New and familiar faces returned to the Law Society Council

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

Law Society welcomes proposals to clear Covid-19 courts backlog

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 commit to new contextualised recruitment system for trainees

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 joins new UK government trade group

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 open for Law Society’s 2020 Rising Star Award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award.

Published 30 July 2020