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
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
Scottish solicitors say the Law Society of Scotland should continue to regulate solicitors in Scotland, according to new research.
Published 13 March 2019
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
Greenock solicitors are to have their first female dean of the town’s faculty of procurators.
Published 6 March 2019
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
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
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
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
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
There are currently vacancies on 17 of the Law Society of Scotland's diverse range of committees, including convener posts.
Published 21 February 2019
In-house solicitors are being encouraged to have their say on in-house solicitor traineeships.
Published 14 February 2019
Individuals with concerns that members of the legal community are involved with financial improprieties or money laundering can now anonymously report their concerns to the professional body for Scottish solicitors.
Published 1 February 2019
The Law Society of Scotland has launched an online version of its popular career mentoring scheme with the aim of supporting even more solicitors and students with career development.
Published 14 January 2019