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Consumers must be protected from the risks posed by unregulated legal services such as will writing and online divorces, the Law Society of Scotland has told the UK’s competition regulator. The Law Society has submitted evidence on the need for enhanced consumer protection to an investigation

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A group of young leaders from Scotland’s legal sector has joined a new campaign to inspire Scots law students as they pursue their own legal careers. The Law Society of Scotland has recruited the group of talented solicitors to participate in annual career talks at the 10 Scottish universities

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The Law Society of Scotland has warned that key parts of a new Scottish government bill could seriously undermine the integrity of Scotland’s criminal justice system. Responding to a call for evidence on the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill from the Scottish Parliament&rs

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A new university course for Scottish paralegals has been created to support career development while meeting the needs of the legal sector. The Law Society of Scotland has partnered with Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen to offer an accredited qualification tailored to paralegals, the first

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A solicitor working for a small firm in Angus has won the Law Society of Scotland’s 2023 Innovation Cup, with a practical tool to assist legal teams working in conveyancing. Now in its sixth year, the Innovation Cup invites legal professionals and law students to share their bright ideas for r

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Scotland's legal aid sector has been "left in the dark" for another year, the Law Society of Scotland has said in the wake of First Minister Humza Yousaf's unveiling of his first programme for government. Mr Yousaf yesterday announced welcome changes in areas of concern for the justice sector includ

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Law Society of Scotland president Sheila Webster has offered her congratulations to 18 new sheriffs appointed on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland. She said: “Congratulations to this worthy group who will be stepping up as full-time sheriffs from next month. I&

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Brian Inkster, CEO of Inksters Solicitors, is encouraging his fellow solicitors to respond to the call for evidence on the Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill. Mr Inkster lodged his response to the Equalities, Human Rights & Civil Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Law Society of Scotland have called on the Scottish government's newly formed tax advisory group to embark on an active reform agenda. In a joint letter to the Scottish government, they underscored the necessity for improved public aw

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Solicitors have voted to approve an increase to the practising certificate (PC) fee. A resolution on the recommended fee for 2023/24 was passed at the Law Society’s annual general meeting, with a PC fee of £731.25 confirmed.

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More than 160 high school pupils have attended a virtual event designed to inform and inspire the next generation of Scottish solicitors and advocates, including young people from less-advantaged backgrounds. The Law Society of Scotland’s Virtual Summer School took place over four days last we

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The feminisation of the Scottish legal profession continues, with almost 57 per cent of solicitors being female compared to 55 per cent two years ago. The Law Society of Scotland has published its latest diversity data, collected as part of the annual practising certificate (PC) renewal process to o

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An early-career solicitor for a company focused on reducing food waste has been awarded the Law Society of Scotland’s 2023 In-House Rising Star Award. Christopher Knudsen – who has worked as global legal counsel at Too Good To Go since December 2021 – was selected from a shortlist

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