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Solicitors to be prevented from using client accounts as banking facility under new proposals

Members of the legal profession are invited to give their views on proposed changes to the accounts rules in advance of the Law Society of Scotland's annual general meeting on May 30.

Published 3 April 2019

Law Society: Charity legislation needs wider reform

The Law Society of Scotland has called for wider reform of charity legislation in its response to a Scottish government consultation on charity law.

Published 2 April 2019

Law Society’s new anti-money laundering committee spearheads latest committee recruitment round

A brand new regulatory anti-money laundering (AML) sub-committee is being set up to ensure that the Law Society of Scotland can meet its increasing statutory obligations as a responsible and effective AML regulator.

Published 28 March 2019

Nominations open for Law Society’s In-house Rising Star Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award.

Published 28 March 2019

Opportunities available to join Law Society Council

Scottish solicitors are being invited to stand for nomination to the Law Society of Scotland’s Council.

Published 27 March 2019

Law Society welcomes review of mental health legislation

The independent review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 is a step in the right direction for compliance with modern human rights standards, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 21 March 2019

Law Society says proposed SLCC budget is ‘unreasonable and wrong’

The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) proposals for a third consecutive above-inflation levy on solicitors, which it says will lead to rising costs for legal services consumers.

Published 14 March 2019

Majority of solicitors back Law Society as professional regulator in face of Roberton Review

Scottish solicitors say the Law Society of Scotland should continue to regulate solicitors in Scotland, according to new research.

Published 13 March 2019

Law Society offers students chance to win £500 and work experience at Holyrood

If you’re a Diploma or LLB student in your final or penultimate year, the Law Society of Scotland is offering you the chance to win three weeks’ paid work experience in the Scottish Parliament’s Legal Services team as well as a £500 cash prize.

Published 13 March 2019

First female solicitor appointed Dean of Greenock Faculty of Procurators

Greenock solicitors are to have their first female dean of the town’s faculty of procurators.

Published 6 March 2019

Law Society calls for reform of ‘problematic and disadvantageous’ cohabitation law

The laws on cohabitation in Scotland are problematic and disadvantageous to vulnerable and grieving people, according to a report by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 5 March 2019

Law Society of Scotland to examine role of ADR and pro bono in legal services provision

The Law Society of Scotland is to carry out research on access to legal advice and services in Scotland following a decade of austerity.

Published 1 March 2019

International solutions required to protect privacy rights

Governments and organisations which collect people’s data should work together to create good practice standards for managing it, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 28 February 2019

Law Society launches 2019 financial health check for Scottish law firms

Scottish law firms can find out more about their financial health by taking part in the Law Society of Scotland's 2019 Financial Benchmarking Survey, which opens today.

Published 27 February 2019

Law Society calls for opt-out organ donation scheme to be more widely publicised

The public must be engaged if Scotland moves to an opt-out organ donation system, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 26 February 2019