Latest Law Society News

Updated UK AML guidance published

The Legal Sector Affinity Group has published an important update to its anti-money laundering (AML) guidance for the UK legal profession, including proposed changes to the identification and verification approach.

Tributes to former Labour and Conservative Ministers

Our President has paid tribute to former Labour Chancellor, Lord Alistair Darling and to former Conservative Minister, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, long serving Edinburgh MPs and former lawyers: ‘This week we have lost two elder statesmen of Scottish and UK politics. Both were deeply committed public servants and highly regarded across the political spectrum.’

Latest Legal News

Four new partners at BTO

Law firm announces latest promotions

Finance Committee hammers Circular Economy Bill

Report slates uncertainty and doubts ministers' commitment to affordability

Latest Blogs & Opinion

Journal editorial November 2023

I support those including the International Bar Association and Barack Obama who call for Israel's response to the Hamas atrocities to align with humanitarian values

AML Spotlight: Human trafficking

For our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Jenni Rodgers looks at human trafficking, how to spot the red flags of it and steps to take to prevent it.

Upcoming events

Essential Financial Skills Course

This course breaks through financial jargon and helps to interpret account statements and balance sheets. We will also explain budget control and accurate forecasting, effective cost-management, how to understand company accounts and cash flow statements as well as how to make a business case for investment.

Roundtable - supporting the high street

Join us for the first in our new series of online roundtables for high street solicitors. The changing face of...