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Scott Lindsay appointed to Law Society senior leadership team

Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as executive director of finance and operations.

Published 14 January 2020

New anti-money laundering regulations take effect across UK

Stricter new anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have come into force across the UK with effect from today.

Published 10 January 2020

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Pupils from 32 teams from schools across Scotland are through to the second stage of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament. The winning teams successfully put forward their arguments to the motion, ‘This House would introduce compulsory National Civic Service for all 15 and 16-year-olds’.

Published 19 December 2019

Julie Scott-Gilroy accredited as construction specialist

Julie Scott-Gilroy, an associate at Morton Fraser, has been accredited as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 17 December 2019

Law Society calls for expert views on planning obligations

The Law Society of Scotland’s Planning Law Sub-Committee is inviting Scottish solicitors and interested stakeholders to share their views on the subject of planning obligations under section 75 (Planning Obligations) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. 

Published 11 December 2019

Scottish Women's Aid plan to employ solicitors on helpline 'near impossible' to implement

A proposed helpline run by lawyers advising victims of domestic abuse will be "near impossible" to implement, the president of the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 2 December 2019

Law Society vice president nomination for Ken Dalling

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 2 December 2019

Law Society pays tribute to former president Philip Dry

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former president Philip Dry, who passed away on the weekend.

Published 29 November 2019

Law Society staff raise £7,700 for West Lothian Foodbank

Walking the Kiltwalk, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, and organising a staff ‘soup kitchen’, are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £7,708 for West Lothian Foodbank in the last year.

Published 26 November 2019

SLCC reports best ever year of performance

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported its best ever year of performance in dealing with complaints about lawyers and law firms in Scotland.

Published 25 November 2019

Nine solicitors granted extended rights of audience

Nine Scottish solicitors have been granted extended rights of audience by the Law Society of Scotland Council to become solicitor advocates.

Published 22 November 2019

Snailed it… Law Society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’, which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Published 8 November 2019

Controversial change to allow trainees to appear in court comes into effect

A change in admission regulations for Scottish solicitors to allow trainees to appear in court after completing just three months of their traineeships, rather than a year, has come into effect.

Published 4 November 2019

Law Society seeks views on representing vulnerable accused individuals

The Law Society of Scotland is seeking views from the profession relating to their experiences of representing vulnerable individuals facing criminal prosecution.

Published 28 October 2019

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC set to open Law Society of Scotland annual conference

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will discuss law and politics in an age of disruption at the Law Society of Scotland's 70th anniversary annual conference in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Published 24 October 2019