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A reduction to the practising certificate fee for 2020-21 has been approved by solicitors at the Law Society of Scotland’s first ever virtual annual general meeting (AGM). The proposed reduction to the cost of practising as a Scottish solicitor was put forward by the Law Society’s Counci

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Philip Yelland, executive director of regulation at the Law Society of Scotland, has retired after 30 years at the professional body for Scottish solicitors. In the past three decades, he has seen major changes within the organisation and significant regulatory reform, including two new Scottish par

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Real-time video technology can now be used to allow notaries to authenticate the execution of a document remotely. Physical distancing measures to manage the coronavirus outbreak have caused difficulties for the signing of documents which need a notary to be present.

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The results are in for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections, with a number of new members as well as familiar faces elected. The results, announced today, show one new member returned in one of the seats representing Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven sheriff court districts, as well

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The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) has launched its new podcast series: Conversations with SYLA.

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Payment of half of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) levy has been deferred until December 1. The move comes after talks between the SLCC and the Law Society of Scotland over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the legal profession, clients and public.

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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. Ms Wood has over 25 years' experience in the legal sector and significant experience in risk and compliance, people leadership

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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. The professional body’s governing Council has agreed that for the 2020/21 pr

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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. It also includes information to help the prof

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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. She said: "I'm well placed to comment as I have a split

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A plan has been agreed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on ongoing transfers of title to land. The Law Society of Scotland and UK Finance have agreed a position whereby lenders are willing to continue to lend against transactions that are due to go complete during the period in which the appl

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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. Students should complete their diploma application as a Word document and send it by email to their respective univers

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