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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing the Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy constituencies. Becoming a member of the Law Society Council provid

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A major conference hosted by the Law Society of Scotland will mark the 90th anniversary of the famous "snail in a bottle" case, Donoghue v Stevenson. The conference will welcome speakers from across the world in recognition of the global significance of the case, which laid the foundations of the mo

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The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to focus more on its core role in handling legal complaints and go further in controlling its costs. Responding to the SLCC’s consultation on its draft budget for 2022-23, the society has noted the SLCC i

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The Law Society of Scotland has criticised the the Scottish government's suggested increase in legal aid fees. Community safety minister Ash Regan said last week there would be additional improvements on top of a five per cent increase in fees.

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Paman Singh, of WorkNest, has been recognised as an accredited specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Singh has obtained the accreditation in the shortest time on record – it is usually reserved for solicitors who have at least five years’ standing. However, due

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The Law Society of Scotland has today published a report into racial inclusion within the Scottish legal profession, finding an increasingly diverse and progressive sector that wants to do more, but is hampered by slow progress, lack of visible minority role models and experiences of bias. Alongside

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The Law Society of Scotland has renewed its strategic partnership with Amiqus as the tech firm’s researchers develop “inheritance calculator”. The renewed partnership with the Law Society of Scotland will see Leith-headquartered tech firm Amiqus continue to support Scottish solicit

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The Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee report into reforming the criminal justice sector is an important recognition of critical issues facing the sector and the urgency required for solutions, the Law Society of Scotland has said. Ken Dalling, president of the Law Society of Sco

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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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