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President's Dinner raises £5,000 for Lawscot Foundation students

The Lawscot Foundation has been boosted by more than £5,000 donated by guests attending the Law Society of Scotland President’s Dinner.

Publisher Bloomsbury to sponsor new Lawscot Foundation students

The Lawscot Foundation will be strengthening its support to future bursary recipients, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Scottish law and tax publisher Bloomsbury Professional.

Recommended pay to increase for trainee solicitors

Our recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors in Scotland will increase from next month.

2022-2027 Strategy survey

We are currently developing our new five year strategy for 2022-2027 and are looking for feedback from our members and stakeholders prior to its publication later this year.

Survey: Brexit impact on cross-border litigation and negotiation

Complete our short, anonymous survey to tell us your views on cross-border litigation or negotiation following Brexit and the impact on your clients.

The Society and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators announce new collaboration

The Society is working in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to help promote the use of arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

New and familiar faces returned the Law Society of Scotland Council

New and familiar faces returned to the Society's Council to represent solicitors in Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley, and Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.

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.

Legal tech specialist awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status

Legal technology specialist Jonathan Bowker has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – programme of events

Explore our full programme of events for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, which runs from 9-13 May. We are running daily lunchtime sessions, each on a different theme from psychological safety to mindfulness and the impact loneliness has on our mental health and resilience.

New guidance on Law Society Style Success Fee Agreement

The Law Society has published new guidance on its style for success fee agreements. The new guidance comes into effect on 1 May 2022.

Nominations open for In-house Rising Star Award 2022

Nominations are now open for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award 2022. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of a newly qualified Scottish solicitor or trainee who is working in-house.