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This month may prove to be the “most challenging time of the pandemic”, according to the head of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Eric McQueen has warned that the increasing level of positive Covid cases and need to self-isolate are likely to cause further case delays and that

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A sharp fall in legal aid spending highlights the crisis across the sector. Commenting on the fall in legal aid spending from £130.9 million in 2020 to £99.1m in 2020-21, following publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s annual report, the Law Society of Scotland has said the

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Options within a Scottish government consultation on reforming the regulation of Scotland’s legal sector could leave consumers facing higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The society is urging major reforms to the way legal services are regulated, but has cautioned against

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A local Saltcoats solicitor has been appointed to the Law Society of Scotland’s governing Council. Following a nomination period, Peter Walsh, of Jas Campbell & Co Ltd, in Saltcoats, was the sole nominee, thereby securing his seat unopposed.

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In response to the UK government’s publication of proposals to reform the Human Rights Act, the Law Society of Scotland has said while it is reassuring that the proposed Bill of Rights will retain substantive rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), it will be vit

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Virtual team walks from John O’Groats to Lands’ End, step challenges, online bake sales and through the keyhole competitions have been just a few of the virtual fundraising efforts of Law Society staff throughout the pandemic, raising money for their charity partner of the year, Camphill

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Responding to the launch of the Scottish government’s consultation on Scotland’s three verdicts, the Law Society of Scotland has said that the fundamental principles of Scots criminal law must be maintained in any future considerations for change. Debbie Wilson, convener of the Law Socie

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Edinburgh commercial litigation solicitor Sheila Webster has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s 2023-24 president elect. Ms Webster will assume her new role in May 2022, succeeding current vice president Murray Etherington when he takes up the reins from current president of the L

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Tributes have been paid to David Cullen, the Law Society of Scotland's registrar, on the news that he is to leave after 30 years' service and commitment to the profession. Caroline Flanagan, past president of the Law Society, said: "The Society is losing not only a wealth of experience, but very muc

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The Lawscot Foundation has partnered with Hey Legal and Buddies Gin to give last minute shoppers the opportunity to buy unique gifts for the animal lovers, gin sippers and legal buffs in their lives. Paisley company Buddies Gin has produced an exclusive run of 100 limited-edition bottles of gin to c

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing the Greenock, Kilmarnock and Paisley constituency. The previous Council member, Waqqas Ashraf, resigned his seat after setting up his own practice in the Glasgow constituency

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Nixon said it in 1973 which I accept is well before most of you were born but those of a certain age will remember it as the beginning of the end for him. Cover up worse than the crime and all that. Well, I will deal with that in more detail next week. Today is about the SSDT consultation and the La

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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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