Latest Law Society News

Survey finds support for aspects of remote civil hearings

Findings from our recent survey of civil court practitioners have indicated that remote hearings work well for procedural and uncontentious matters, however far fewer respondents thought that more complex hearings should be carried out remotely.

Racial Inclusion Group survey

The Society's Racial Inclusion Group wants to hear the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background, who are studying/practising law. Whether you are a solicitor, solicitor advocate, trainee solicitor or law student, your feedback will help the Group consider steps it could recommend to the Society.

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Balfour+Manson staff in 100-themed charity challenges

New fundraising year begins in support of two staff charities

Brian Moore named as Dentons' UK&I Corporate head

Edinburgh partner becomes divisional leader in management changes

Latest Blogs & Opinion

Our 2021 priorities: Trust me, it’s a £500 billion industry

Yvonne Evans is a member of the Law Society's Trusts and Succession Sub-committee. Here she reflects on the importance of trusts to the Scottish economy and makes the case for introduction of a Trusts Bill in the next session of the Scottish Parliament, one of our priorities for the 2021 elections.

Our 2021 priorities: Protecting Scotland's crofting communities

David Findlay of our Rural Affairs Committee writes about the impact of much-needed reform of crofting law to support the crofters who play an important part of Scotland's rural economy, one of our priorities for the next Scottish Parliament session.

Upcoming events

Essential Business Development Skills

In this 6 x 1 hour Business Development training we aim to deliver transformational skills and behaviours that will help you grow your business through increasing client numbers, improve customer service and develop outstanding teams.

What lessons about wellbeing has the pandemic taught us?

Day 1 of our Mental Health Awareness Week event series (Monday 10 May). We invite a panel of speakers to reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic in relation to wellbeing. What has changed in our personal and working lives, and what lessons can we keep for the future?