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Change of responsibility for intimation of defence petitions

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.

Senior lawyers to Pass the Badge on World Mental Health Day

A group of senior figures from Scotland’s legal profession are to ‘Pass the Badge’ to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Law Society publishes new guide on setting up in-house

The Society has published a helpful new guide on setting up an in-house team for the first time in an organisation

Will Aid 2020

Will Aid is a national will-writing campaign that takes place every November and is designed to enforce the need for a professionally written will, but it needs your help. Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors, explains why they take part in the campaign and why you should too.

RBS solicitor named as In-house Rising Star Award Winner 2020

RBS solicitor Marliese Perks has been named Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award winner for 2020.

Law Society condemns inflammatory language

The Law Society of Scotland has condemned the use of dismissive references to the legal profession as “lefty lawyers."

Fraudulent email alert

Perhaps now, more than ever, the Scottish legal profession needs to be on its guard against scams and fraudulent attacks. As our collective efforts are concentrated on recovering from the effects of the pandemic, fraudsters are making the most of the distraction.

New and familiar faces returned to the Law Society Council

Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term.

Welcome for Justice Committee recommendations on reopening courts

The Society has welcomed Justice Committee recommendations on reopening Scotland’s courts and tribunals system.

Scottish Government confirm home moves permitted under new restrictions

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on moving home and confirmed that all home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

Five finalists shortlisted for In-house Rising Star Award 2020

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the Society's In-house Rising Star Award 2020. Read more about this year's award finalists.

Law Society welcomes plans to amend hate crime bill

We have welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that it is to amend key aspects of the hate crime bill to address concerns we have raised.