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A student’s perspective on ‘the greater good’

Dan McManus, student associate of the Law Society of Scotland, reviews his experience of our annual conference, Leading Legal Excellence: For the Greater Good.

Criminal Law Committee

Advises the Council and the profession on criminal law matters.

Legal aid

Find out about legal aid in Scotland and the types of situations where an individual may be eligible to receive legal aid.

Legal aid benefits Scotland’s health, wealth and happiness

Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.

Legal Aid Committee

Negotiate with Scottish Government, the Scottish Legal Aid Board and other relevant organisations on criminal legal aid issues.

Professional practice updates - September 2017

Latest news and updates on C1 and C4 forms, lobbying guidance and video conferencing

Vulnerable witnesses seminar

Following the sold out Vulnerable Witnesses conference in October 2017, this seminar will explore practical advocacy practice and expectations when taking the evidence of vulnerable witnesses. Originally devised for the Criminal Rights of Audience training course, join Angela Gray, Advocate Depute, and chair John Scott QC, Capital Defence Lawyers, to participate in a seminar focused upon pre-trial procedure, recent cases and facilitated guidance on best practice advocacy approaches.