Latest Law Society News

Thank you to Vice Dean of Faculty of Advocates

Tribute to Angela Grahame QC following the announcement that she is stepping down as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

A quick guide to the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019

Provisions of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 came into effect today (Monday 20 January 2020), including a presumption in favour of pre-recording the evidence of child witnesses in certain types of cases. We are working with Scottish Government officials to develop training in this area, and in the meantime have highlighted some of the changes.

Latest Legal News

Parents' bereavement leave right to begin in April

Two weeks' paid leave entitlement on death of a child

Lord Bracadale to lead Sheku Bayoh inquiry

Public inquiry to examine circumstances of death

Latest Blogs & Opinion

The power of partnerships

Back in November our Equality and Diversity Manager Elaine MacGlone attended the Stonewall Scotland workplace conference. A key theme was the power of partnerships to pool resources and exceed what an individual organisation may be able to achieve on their own - an approach which the Law Society is always keen to embrace.

Getting work experience

Amelia Mah, future trainee solicitor and final year dual-qualifying law student at the University of Dundee, discusses work experience.

Upcoming events

Wills, trusts and executries conference

During this conference our expert speakers will discuss the latest developments, future scenarios and core challenges in various areas of wills, trusts and executry work, providing you with practical guidance and case law updates throughout the day.

Journey to the Judiciary

This event will bring together different members of the judiciary for an interactive panel discussion. Join us to find out more about the route to the judiciary.