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Rachel Wood joins Law Society of Scotland’s senior leadership team

Rachel Wood WS, an experienced Scottish solicitor will join the senior leadership team of the Law Society of Scotland next week as the new executive director of regulation.

Published 12 May 2020

Law Society of Scotland suspends minimum CPD requirements for solicitors and accredited paralegals

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Regulatory Committee of Law Society of Scotland has suspended minimum CPD requirements for the 2019/2020 practice year.

Published 1 May 2020

Law Society of Scotland reduces TCPD requirements for trainees qualifying before 30 June

Trainees' CPD requirements have been reduced by the Law Society of Scotland in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 30 April 2020

Law Society of Scotland slashes solicitor charges to save profession £2.2m

The Law Society of Scotland has announced cuts to the practising certificate fee and other charges made to solicitors in order to save the profession £2.2 million in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 29 April 2020

Law Society accuses SLCC of being ‘tone deaf’ over proposed solicitor levy increases

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission of being ‘tone-deaf’ to the current crisis facing the legal profession after the SLCC published its financial plans for the coming year.

Published 28 April 2020

Money laundering advisory note highlights COVID-19 risks

The UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG), which includes the Law Society of Scotland, has jointly published an advisory note, highlighting key anti-money laundering (AML) risks and challenges for the legal profession associated with the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 16 April 2020

Law Society’s Naomi Pryde seeks views on SCTS response to COVID-19

DWF partner Naomi Pryde is collating views from solicitors on the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service’s approach to COVID-19 in her capacity as a Law Society of Scotland Council member and a concerned civil court practitioner.

Published 16 April 2020

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