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The Law Society of Scotland has boosted its advisory body on legal technology, with new members and a new chairman to continue its work leading on innovation for the profession. Law Society president Murray Etherington will join the LawscotTech Advisory Board and step into the role of chairman when

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The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated Humza Yousaf on his appointment as Scotland's new first minister. Law Society of Scotland president Murray Etherington said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Mr Yousaf on his appointment as Scotland’s sixth first minister."

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A recent spike in online scams with fraudsters impersonating real law firms is a warning to all solicitors to be on the front foot to protect themselves and their clients. The Law Society of Scotland has seen an influx of online scams by fraudsters trying to con solicitors’ clients out of sign

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The Law Society of Scotland is inviting nominations for honorary membership for "outstanding service for the public good" by a Scottish solicitor. Honorary membership has been awarded to 19 solicitors in the society's 74-year history. The most recent recipient, Adrian Ward MBE received the award in

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The Law Society of Scotland has urged the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to minimise cost increases on solicitors. In its response to the SLCC’s proposed budget, the Law Society has questioned its plan to introduce a nine per cent rise to the levy paid by solicitors.

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An Edinburgh-based paralegal is the first to be awarded the Law Society of Scotland’s accredited paralegal status specialising in immigration law. Lily Li Pryde, a paralegal with John Pryde & Co SSC in Edinburgh, received the accreditation earlier this month. Successful applicants must dem

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The Law Society of Scotland has said it has "huge concerns" about controversial UK government plans to deport asylum seekers who arrive irregularly and exclude them from modern slavery and human rights protections. Home Secretary Suella Braverman KC last week introduced her Illegal Migration Bill, w

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The four teams going through to this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament final have been decided after a closely fought semi-final focused on the future of the monarchy. Pupils from 16 high schools across Scotland competed in four semi-final heats last night. Disruption caused by co

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The Law Society of Scotland is stepping up its support for mental health and wellbeing in the legal sector, with small firms in particular to benefit from a new free mental health first aid training course. Mental health specialists Macdonald & MacMillan Training will run the two-day course in A

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Legal affairs minister Elena Whitham praised Scotland’s legal profession and committed to working constructively in a speech at the Law Society of Scotland’s annual dinner. Law Society president Murray Etherington also addressed the more than 200 guests who attended the function, speakin

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The Council of the Law Society of Scotland has renewed its condemnation of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, passing a resolution on the ongoing conflict and the international rule of law when it met today, Friday, 3 March 2023. The Council had previously condemned the invasion in a resolu

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Ukrainian lawyer Larysa Zhdankina writes about her journey to Scotland last year following the Russian invasion. Our house in Kyiv is located 20 minutes from Zhulyany airport and Vasylkiv military airfield. These objects were attacked in the first minutes of the invasion. The remains of the fir

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Rob Marrs, head of education at the Law Society of Scotland, details the support of the Scottish legal community for Ukrainian lawyers. I’ll confess that my knowledge of Ukraine prior to last year’s invasion by Russia was limited. I knew the names of some of the cities. I had a vague ide

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Friday, 24 February 2023 marked one year since Russia launched its illegal invasion of Ukraine. Law Society of Scotland president Murray Etherington reflects on what has been lost and achieved in the past year, and on the importance of remaining steadfast in providing support through the struggles a

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