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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

Law Society welcomes applications for committee posts

There are currently vacancies on 17 of the Law Society of Scotland's diverse range of committees, including convener posts.

Published 21 February 2019

Law Society seeks views on in-house traineeships

In-house solicitors are being encouraged to have their say on in-house solicitor traineeships.

Published 14 February 2019

Law Society of Scotland launches financial impropriety hotline

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

Law Society launches online version of mentoring scheme

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