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​A group of senior figures from Scotland’s legal profession are to kick start a ‘pass the badge’ to mark World Mental Health Day this month. As part of the Law Society of Scotland’s work to challenge mental health stigma, its president, Amanda Millar, and chief executive, L

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RBS solicitor Marliese Perks has been named the In-house Rising Star Award winner for 2020 by the Law Society of Scotland. Law Society president Amanda Millar announced the winner at the In-house Legal Virtual Festival today.

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Sheriff Court jury trials delayed as a result of Covid-19 are set to resume in remote jury centres across Scotland following new government funding. The Scottish government has provided £6.5 million to enable the new remote jury centres to deliver capacity for 18 jury trial courts to operate.

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Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term. All three seats saw contested elections, with Siobhan Kahmann of CMS in Brussels being returned for a second term to the seat representing the Society’s inter

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals to clear the Covid-19 courts backlog and called for "urgent, full and frank discussions with all interested parties" to address the problem. Holyrood’s Justice Committee yesterday published a report setting out a “basket of measures&rdqu

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Lorna Jack, chief executive of Law Society of Scotland, is to join the Department for International Trade's new Trade Advisory Group. The Department for International Trade (DIT) has established 11 new trade advisory groups covering a range of key sectors. Each group will be made up of experts to ad

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star award. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of a newly qualified Scottish solicitor or trainee working in-house.

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​A new report on pilot virtual custody court hearings has highlighted significant issues faced by solicitors and their clients. Five virtual custody courts have been piloted in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Saltcoats, but a survey of Scottish solicitors has revealed issues with obtaini

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Great client communications can help strengthen solicitor-client relationships and minimise complaints. That’s the idea behind this year’s Innovation Cup winning entry. The winner of this year’s competition is Emily Campbell, a trainee solicitor at BTO Solicitors. Ms Campbell impre

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The Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to urgently review a decision to refuse paper-based simple procedure actions. SCTS has confirmed to the Law Society that, except in exceptional circumstances, simp

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Two pupils from Peebles High School have won the grand final of this year’s national Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, organised by the Law Society of Scotland. Mhairi Kinahan and William Adams were crowned Scotland’s best young debaters after proposing the motion “This ho

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