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An eminent Scottish solicitor, who was instrumental in establishing the independence of Malawi, will be awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society of Scotland later today. Colin Cameron graduated in law from the University of Glasgow in 1957 and moved to what was then known as Nyasaland tha

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The Law Society of Scotland's Racial Inclusion Group (RIG) is currently running a survey about the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background studying and/or practising law.  The Law Society established the RIG last year and is keen to get a more up-to-date account of the exp

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The Law Societies of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have condemned Chinese sanctions against lawyers. They said in a statement that they "unreservedly condemn the recent announcement by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of sanctions against lawyers for providing legal ad

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A survey of Scottish solicitors has found that more than three-quarters think aspects of remote civil court work should continue after the pandemic. Findings from the Law Society of Scotland survey of 448 civil court practitioners have indicated that most think remote hearings work well for procedur

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The booking app used to schedule pre-intermediate diet meeting (PIDM) appointments has been updated following work between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the Law Society of Scotland. At the conclusion of a cross-justice conference held earlier this month, it was agre

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Nominations are invited for the 2021 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award. The award, now in its ninth year, recognises the outstanding achievement of a newly qualified Scottish solicitor or trainee working in-house.

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Legal aid fees have increased by five per cent across the board from today, the biggest increase in more than a decade – but the Law Society of Scotland has warned that more must be done to address a "generation of underfunding". The Scottish government unveiled its revised legal aid package i

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The Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Legal Complaints Commission have clashed over the latter body's proposed budget. The society said that the SLCC is costing more for doing less and must address its rising inefficiency with urgency. Responding to the consultation on the SLC

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The number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll, the latest figures show. Traineeship statistics from the Law Society of Scotland reveal that the number of training contracts started in 20

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The Law Society of Scotland has set out a comprehensive programme for reform in the run up to this year’s Scottish elections, which includes measures to enhance access to justice, boost economic recovery, improve diversity and drive legislative change. In its wide-ranging programme published t

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The Law Society of Scotland is inviting nominations for honorary membership for outstanding service for the public good by a Scottish solicitor. Honorary membership has been awarded to 18 solicitors in its 72-year history. The most recent recipients, Alistair Cockburn, Sheriff Brian Kearney and Dame

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The Scottish government's revised legal aid package has been welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland. Amanda Millar, president of the Law Society said: “This revised package is one we support as a positive step forward. £20 million of new money is a significant investment in a vital part

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The Law Society of Scotland has raised issues over solicitors' ability to perform their jobs properly in courts with the courts service. Amanda Millar, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said practitioners had expressed concern with the current arrangements and "their ability to play a full a

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