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Long-standing editor of The Journal, Peter Nicholson, has been conferred honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland. He becomes the 21st person to be given the award of lifetime membership of the society since the organisation was founded in 1949.

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A senior judge has said that despite advances in AI technology, it is unlikely to replace human beings in judicial decision-making in complex, personal cases but could provide solutions for certain types of civil disputes. Master of the Rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos predicted that AI was likely to make dec

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Scotland’s best high school debaters have been crowned, with two pupils from Broxburn Academy winning the 2023 final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament. The team of Emma Bell and Ruby Ferguson from Broxburn triumphed against three other finalist teams from Albyn School, Balfron Hig

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The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal profession returns for another year. The Innovation Cup invites Scottish solicitors, paralegals, trainees, cash-room staff, and student associates to submit their best ideas for risk management products, tools, or str

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The Law Society of Scotland has said a regular review mechanism for fees payable in civil court cases is critical to ensure solicitors are not short-changed by cost-of-living pressures. The Scottish Civil Justice Council recently announced that solicitor fees in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal

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Four up-and-coming Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted as finalists for this year’s In-House Rising Star Award. They were selected from a field of nine candidates for the Law Society of Scotland’s annual award to recognise the best Scottish-qualified in-house solicitors with up to

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The Law Society of Scotland’s Council has selected Glasgow solicitor Michael Samuel as just the 20th person to receive honorary membership. He is the first person bestowed with life membership of the Law Society since 2021, and just the 10th person since the millennium.

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The incoming president of the Law Society of Scotland has pledged to fight for the independence of the legal profession from government, describing this as a critical time for the profession and the rule of law in Scotland. Sheila Webster, a commercial litigation solicitor, takes up the presidency f

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The Law Society of Scotland has signed up to an international declaration on protecting the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. The move follows the organisation’s warnings about new proposals to reform regulation of legal services, which could see unprecedented direct inte

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A new bill to regulate the legal profession in Scotland risks seriously undermining its independence from the state, the Law Society has warned. The new bill introduced by the Scottish government will see the Law Society of Scotland continue as the regulator of Scottish solicitors, with additional p

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The Law Society of Scotland has today published the results of its major anti-money laundering (AML) thematic review into practices’ Policies, Controls and Procedures (PCPs). The thematic review found examples of best practice, alongside notable opportunities for practices to improve in this c

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It’s time for the best junior in-house solicitors in Scotland to shine, as the Law Society of Scotland has launched its In-House Rising Star Award for 2023. The award, which is now in its 11th year, provides recognition for the important work of in-house practitioners and in particular the con

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing members working across the UK. Becoming a member of the Law Society Council provides an opportunity to influence key decisions, contribute to the work of the Society and help

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