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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.

Law Society comment on Programme for Government 2021-22

Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for 2021-22, the Law Society's President has criticised the lack of progress on legal aid reform, saying the Scottish Government of dragging its feet on the issue.

Risk management at the heart of legal profession competition

The search for the latest ‘light bulb’ idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched today. The Innovation Cup aims to tap into the expertise of the Scottish legal community and improve risk management across the profession. The Law Society of Scotland is running the competition in association with Master Policy lead insurers RSA and brokers, Lockton.