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Napier University student wins essay competition on climate change and the law

Napier University student Lewis Hay wins Law Society competition on climate change and the law

Digital Evidence Sharing - Update from COPFS

A new way to collect and share digital evidence is planned for the Scottish criminal justice sector. Read the update from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on how this will affect criminal defence practitioners.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.

Sign up for free mental health training

To mark World Mental Health Day 2021 on Sunday, 10 October, we're encouraging all members of the profession to undertake See Me's free, comprehensive mental health training, to help build a positive working culture where people feel able to talk openly about their mental health.

Regulatory reforms must not increase costs for consumers

While reform of legal services regulation is long overdue, we have cautioned against against changes which could increase costs for consumers and damage the competitiveness of Scottish law firms.

Law Society of Scotland achieves AML levy exemption for majority of Scottish law firms

In a positive response to pressure applied by the Law Society of Scotland, plans to introduce a new economic crime levy will see 97% of Scottish law firms exempted.

2021 Law student events and careers talks

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual careers talks and events, aimed at helping law students on their way to entering the legal profession.

Fraud alert

We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be from Skipton's Conveyancing Panel.

Sir Charles Fraser Essay Competition: The Future of the Legal Profession

Edinburgh Law School and the Law Society of Scotland are running an essay competition for current Edinburgh Law School students to identify how the future of the legal profession looks today.

Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award

We have been shortlisted for a national UK award for our work to support our members during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Five new solicitor advocates introduced to Court

Five Scottish solicitors, granted extended rights of audience by our Council to become solicitor advocates, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Comment on SCTS contingency planning for COP26

Commenting on SCTS contingency planning for COP26, the Society's President Ken Dalling has said that it will be vital to ensure that any additional court business generated as a consequence of the conference is dealt with efficiently.