As the House of Lords debates sections of the Bill which contain provisions which will be inconsistent or incompatible with international or other domestic law, Law Society President Amanda Millar restates the impact a breach would have on the UK's reputation.
Guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services is due to come into effect in January 2021.
We have today published our new strategy setting out our plan to sustain and evolve the Law Society and the Scottish legal profession over the next two years.
We have published recommendations in relation to the law of crofting and urged the Scottish Government to take prompt action to reform the law.
The Society has opposed proposals to introduce a UK-wide anti-money laundering levy on solicitors.
The Society’s policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law. Key areas of work in September include a particular focus on Covid-19 and trade.
Our Anti-Money Laundering Risk Manager, Fraser Sinclair provides an update on the key insights and analysis from the data you provided in this year's AML Certificate.
The co-founder of a human rights and equality charity is the first to be appointed to a brand new seat on the Law Society of Scotland Council to represent third sector solicitors. Kirsty Thomson, partner and director of JustRight Scotland, will take up the new role when she joins the Society’s Council next month. Her appointment was confirmed today, Friday 16 October.
The Law Society of Scotland, in partnership with Peppy Health, has launched a comprehensive menopause support resource, designed to help individuals and firms access the support that they need.
There will be a change in responsibility for intimation of defence petitions to recover sensitive records in sheriff court criminal proceedings from Monday 12 October 2020.
A group of senior figures from Scotland’s legal profession are to ‘Pass the Badge’ to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.