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Areas of Law:

Law Society ‘frustrated and disappointed’ at final SLCC budget

The Law Society of Scotland has said it is frustrated and disappointed after the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) laid its final budget before the Scottish Parliament.

Law Society launches first massive open online course

The Law Society has been working with law firm Addleshaw Goddard and the UK Shipping Chamber to develop its first massive open online course.

Law Society raises concerns ahead of budget

Ahead of the 2017 Scottish budget, the Law Society calls for further LBTT reforms and comments on the Scottish income tax rate

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.

Letting agent code of practice update

With the Scottish Government’s Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 coming into effect next year, the Society has been actively involved in ongoing discussions to make sure that our members’ interests are represented.

Licensing Law Sub-Committee

Our expert group on licensing law.

Lifetime membership honour for incapacity and mental health law “pioneer”

The solicitor credited with pioneering much of Scotland’s modern law on incapacity and mental disabilities is to be awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society.

Marine Law Sub-Committee

Our expert group on marine law.

Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee

Our expert group on mental health and disability law.

National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing consultation

The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on a refreshed national risk assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing.