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New UK AML guidance for the legal sector

The Legal Sector Affinity Group has completed an extensive revision and redraft of the UK AML guidance for the legal sector.

Nominations sought for Law Society honorary membership

The Law Society of Scotland is inviting nominations for honorary membership for outstanding service for the public good by a Scottish solicitor.

Legal aid support package a positive step forward

The Scottish Government has confirmed details of a revised package of legal aid support. Our President, Amanda Millar, has welcomed the package as a positive step forward.

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Law Society pays tribute to Professor Robert Rennie

The Society's president Amanda Millar has paid tribute to Emeritus Professor Robert Rennie who has died recently after a short illness.

Public Policy highlights – December 2020

Our policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law - read more about the key pieces of work they completed in December.

Revised National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

HM Treasury has published an updated UK National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Find out the key risks and actions required.

Response to Lord President statement on court business

Even with reduced court business from 12 January 2021 announced by the Lord President, more work must be done to ensure all of Scotland's court estate is safe for users.

Participating in remote jury trials

Guidance for practitioners appearing in remote court hearings.

Fraud alert - fake solicitor

Latest fraud alert - we have been informed that a person calling themselves David Moreno has claimed to be a Scottish-qualified practising solicitor.

Declining to appear in custody cases

Can a defence agent decline to appear in custody cases? Our Director of Professional Practice, Fiona Robb answers.

Concerns raised about attending court during Covid lockdown

Law Society President Amanda Millar responds to concerns raised about attending court during the current Covid-19 lockdown.