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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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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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