Law Society news
Nearly 100 less-advantaged pupils have shown their ambition to join the legal profession by attending a four-day virtual summer school hosted by the Society.
Law Society President Murray Etherington has responded to an announcement from the Scottish Government on legal aid, saying the funding offer falls far short of the investment the Society has argued for and believes is necessary to retain solicitors in the legal aid system to ensure access to justice for all.
Iain Jane has been appointed as the new Law Society Council member for solicitors in Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven. He is joined by new lay member Lesley Watt and Scottish Government solicitor Ruaraidh Macniven, who has been reappointed for a three-year term.
Mariel Kaney, Deputy Legal Secretary to the Lord President’s Private Office has been named the winner of the Law Society of Scotland’s In-House Rising Star Award 2022.
Murray Etherington, President of the Law Society of Scotland has commented on the First Minister's statement today on the Scottish Government's plans for a second Scottish independence referendum.
As we mark the 25th anniversary of LawCare, it's a timely moment to reflect on the charity's enormous contribution supporting individuals and changing attitudes to mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.
The Law Society of Scotland has said that existing rights of those living in the UK must not be diminished by the the Bill of Rights Bill introduced by the UK Government.
The Law Society of Scotland has joined its legal peers across Europe in signing the Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law.
The Scottish Government intends to create and maintain a register of child interview rights practitioner (ChIRPs) and are inviting expressions of interest for children’s solicitors to support children in investigative interviews.
The annual Law Society of Scotland In-House Rising Star Award is back, and two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for this year’s award from six nominations.
The Society has spoken out to condemn a repeat of inflammatory and derogatory language about lawyers doing their jobs by UK Government ministers.