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Professional Practice Updates - July 2015

Following representations by the Property Law Committee, the Keeper has amended her policy in respect of deeds submitted for registration but which do not bear the Title Number of the registered plot to which they relate.

Professional Practice Updates - July 2017

With the Scottish Government’s Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 coming into effect next year, we have provided our responses to frequently asked questions around the aspects of the regulations which will have the greatest impact on our members and your businesses.

Professional Practice Updates - June 2015

Scotland's civil court reforms will start to be seen within months.

Professional Practice Updates - June 2017

Updates on Revenue Scotland’s administrative processes for penalty and pre-penalty notification letters, updates to the CML Handbook in Scotland and Registers of Scotland Digital Discharge Service.

Professional Practice Updates - March 2017

It was reported to the Society that Co-operative Bank no longer accept Powers of Attorney created under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 as amended.

Professional Practice Updates - May 2015

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed amendments to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) Scottish edition handbook.

Professional Practice Updates - May 2016

We have updated the guidance on client communication (Rule B4) and the new guidance will come into effect on 1 June 2016.

Professional Practice updates - October 2015

The Society’s Trust and Succession Sub-Committee and Professional Practice Committee both independently identified that important issues of interest and concern to the profession arose out of the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal’s findings in The Law Society of Scotland v David Haddow Campbell (11 March 2013).

Professional Practice updates - September 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Regulations come into effect on 1 October 2015.

Professional practice updates - September 2017

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

Property and Land Law Reform Sub-Committee

Our expert group on property and land reform.

Property Law Committee

Consider matters relating to the law and practice of conveyancing, and where appropriate, provides guidance and information to the profession.