Latest Law Society News

Law Society President congratulates new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates  

Law Society President Amanda Millar congratulates the new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop QC

LBTT threshold increase needs to happen sooner rather than later

We are calling on the Scottish Government to prioritise implementation of the increased threshold for Land and Building Transaction Tax for residential property transactions.

Latest Legal News

Supreme court dismisses appeal against evidence gathered by paedophile hunters

UK Supreme Court dismisses appeal against evidence gathered by paedophile hunter groups

Scottish Human Rights Commission publishes new COVID-19 briefing

The Scottish Human Rights Commission releases a new briefing on care homes and human rights during COVID-19.

Latest Blogs & Opinion

What is important to young lawyers?

The International Bar Association invites young lawyers in the Scottish legal profession to take part in their worldwide survey to understand future trends.

Hints and tips for trainees whilst being supervised remotely

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Law Society, shares some hints and tips about how trainees can be proactive in getting the most from their remote supervision, as working from home becomes more commonplace.

Upcoming events

Sole Practitioner & High Street Firm Conference (free online)

This free online conference is designed to interrogate and discuss the key issues and responses necessitated by recent events concerning Covid-19 with a focus on business readiness and recovery. Please join sole practitioners and high street solicitors from across Scotland to take part in a day of open and honest discussion on change and renewal.

Virtual Roundtable on How Employers Can Support Parents/Carers

Join the Law Society, Vilo Sky and Flexibility Works for a roundtable discussion examining the practical help and support that managers and employers can offer to employees who are parents and carers.