Plan agreed to complete land transfers during pandemic

A plan has been agreed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on ongoing transfers of title to land.

Published 27 March 2020

COVID-19: Diploma applications should be submitted online

Universities providing the diploma in professional legal practice are advising all final-year LLB students to submit their completed diploma applications by email, rather than post.

Published 25 March 2020

CMA recommends independent regulation of legal services in Scotland

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended that an independent body regulate legal services in Scotland.

Published 24 March 2020

COVID-19: SLAB asked to urgently consider steps to improve cashflow

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has been asked to look urgently at additional steps to improve cashflow and support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

Law Society: Power of attorney – best practice

Sections 15, 16 and 16A of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 require that the solicitor certifying capacity has interviewed the granter immediately before the granter subscribed the document.

Published 19 March 2020

AAB joins Law Society of Scotland accountancy panel

Chartered accountants Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) and business advisors, has been accepted to join the Law Society of Scotland’s panel of approved accountancy partner firms.

Published 17 March 2020

Specialist accreditation for Thorntons’ Amy Jones

Amy Jones, associate at Thorntons Solicitors in Dundee, has received an employment law specialist accreditation from the Law Society of Scotland, meaning two-thirds of Thorntons’ employment law team are now recognised as specialists.

Published 16 March 2020

LexFactor event to be rescheduled

The Law Society of Scotland's LexFactor event will be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 13 March 2020

Law Society collaboration with ICO set to benefit legal tech sector

Scotland’s legal tech sector is set to benefit from support from the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) in developing innovative solutions to ensure GDPR compliance which can be used across a range of different sectors and businesses.

Published 9 March 2020

Annual Law Society risk management competition begins

The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched.

Published 5 March 2020

Lex Factor battle of the bands line-up revealed

Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first ’Lex Factor’ battle of the bands.

Published 25 February 2020

Tour legal diploma providers from the comfort of your own digital device

Prospective lawyers getting ready to apply to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice can now browse all the providers in one web visit at the Law Society of Scotland’s Virtual Diploma Fair 2020.

Published 24 February 2020

Law Society of Scotland accredits first non-lawyer as legal technology specialist

Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 20 February 2020

New Law Society guidance aims to improve transparency in legal services

New guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services.

Published 4 February 2020

Stirling solicitor confirmed as Law Society of Scotland president 2021-22

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has today been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland president for 2021-22.

Published 31 January 2020