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Qualified One Way Costs Shifting update

New rules in relation to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) are due to come into effect on 30 June 2021

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

Two shortlisted for In-house Rising Star Award 2021

Two solicitors have been shortlisted for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award 2021 in recognition of their work as in-house lawyers.

Call for new regulatory framework for police body cameras before increasing use

The Society has said that oversight, governance and transparency will be essential in relation to police officers wearing body cameras.

Recommended trainee pay held for second year

The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Society has confirmed.

Law Society makes UK Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces index

The Law Society of Scotland has been named one of the UK's Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces at the National Centre for Diversity's 2021 FREDIE Awards.

Diversity and inclusion on the agenda for Scotland’s in-house lawyers

In-house solicitors are set to hear from expert speakers and panellists covering a range of topics, including the impact of Covid-19, wellbeing and sustainability, at the online In-house Annual Conference on 16 and 17 June. The winner of this year's In-house Rising Star Award will also be announced.

Pride 2021

As Pride month 2021 begins, our new President Ken Dalling sends his best wishes to all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Solicitors approve continued financial support for profession

Scottish solicitors have voted this evening to approve a practising certificate fee for 2021-22 of 10% less than the pre-pandemic cost in 2019-20.

Scottish solicitor at heart of Malawi independence story receives Law Society lifetime honorary membership

An eminent Scottish solicitor, who was instrumental in establishing the independence of Malawi, will be awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society of Scotland later today.

New report confirms alarm of Scottish solicitors over discharges to care homes

A report published by the Mental Welfare Commission confirms concerns previously raised by the Law Society's Mental Health and Disability Committee about the circumstances in which the transfers of vulnerable people from hospital to care homes were carried out.

Statement on the nomination of Keith Brown as Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Keith Brown MSP has been nominated as the new Cabinet Secretary for Justice.