We provide dedicated information and support for solicitors who are working in-house, in England and Wales or in traditional high street practices.

Areas of Law:

For members

Find out about membership and fees, what services and benefits we offer as well as rules and guidance and information for different practice areas.

GDPR – Changes to consent and what they mean

Domhnall Dods, regulatory solicitor and GDPR expert at Towerhouse and member of the Law Society’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the changes to rules around consent in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR – Do you need a data protection officer?

Dr Kenneth Meechan, member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the new rules on data protection officers and sets out some important tasks which all law firms should consider.

GDPR - key issues for in-house lawyers

This event will focus on the changes to data protection law across Europe and the consequent impact on your organisation.

GDPR – Personal data breaches and how to report them

Anna Drozd, policy adviser on professional issues at our Brussels Office, explains what personal data breaches are and how to report them under the GDPR.

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

GDPR – What is a legal basis and why does it matter?

Carolyn Thurston Smith, policy executive at the Law Society of Scotland, explains the legal bases in article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Health and Medical Law Sub-Committee

Our expert group on health and medical law.

HM Treasury consults on proposals for new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures

Scottish solicitors are being encouraged to respond to two HM Treasury consultations on proposals to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance (AML/CTF) regime.

HSBC to extend conveyancing panel in Scotland

HSBC is to extend membership of its conveyancing panel to allow firms regulated by the Society to apply for panel membership for purchase transactions in Scotland.

Immigration and Asylum Sub-Committee

Our expert group on immigration and asylum law.

Intellectual Property Sub-Committee

Our expert group on intellectual property law.