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Law Society launches mental health survey

People working in Scotland’s legal sector have been urged to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace.

Published 14 May 2019

Loss of EU environmental governance post-Brexit an issue, warns Law Society of Scotland

There will be missing environmental governance mechanisms as a result of the UK leaving the EU, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 10 May 2019

Law Society calls for 'wider reform' following legal aid fee increase

The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish government to pursue "a package of wider reform" following a three per cent increase in legal aid fees.

Published 29 April 2019

Law Society recommends £500 pay boost for trainee solicitors

Trainee solicitors should receive a £500 pay increase in 2019/20, the Law Society of Scotland has recommended.

Published 29 April 2019

Law Society criticises SLCC for failing to listen over budget plans

The Law Society of Scotland has criticised Scotland’s legal complaints handling body for failing to listen to concerns over its plans to impose a third consecutive above-inflation rise in its budget and levy and has highlighted the need for improved oversight of the organisation.

Published 24 April 2019

New AML practice rules for Scottish solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland has unveiled changes to the Practice Rules which will provide Scottish solicitors with greater clarity on what is required of them in terms of interaction with the Society and anti-money laundering compliance.

Published 24 April 2019

Two TLT lawyers awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence

Lawyers John Paul Sheridan and Karen Cornwell of TLT have been awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence for a further five years by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 18 April 2019

Law Society: Greater redundancy protection for new parents needed

Protections against redundancy for parents returning to work should match those already in place during maternity leave, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

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