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

Scott Lindsay appointed to Law Society senior leadership team

Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as executive director of finance and operations.

Published 14 January 2020

New anti-money laundering regulations take effect across UK

Stricter new anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have come into force across the UK with effect from today.

Published 10 January 2020

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Pupils from 32 teams from schools across Scotland are through to the second stage of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament. The winning teams successfully put forward their arguments to the motion, ‘This House would introduce compulsory National Civic Service for all 15 and 16-year-olds’.

Published 19 December 2019

Julie Scott-Gilroy accredited as construction specialist

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at Morton Fraser, has been accredited as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 17 December 2019

Law Society calls for expert views on planning obligations

The Law Society of Scotland’s Planning Law Sub-Committee is inviting Scottish solicitors and interested stakeholders to share their views on the subject of planning obligations under section 75 (Planning Obligations) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. 

Published 11 December 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid plan to employ solicitors on helpline ‘near impossible’ to implement

A proposed helpline run by lawyers advising victims of domestic abuse will be "near impossible" to implement, the president of the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 2 December 2019

Law Society vice president nomination for Ken Dalling

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 2 December 2019

Law Society pays tribute to former president Philip Dry

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former president Philip Dry, who passed away on the weekend.

Published 29 November 2019