Law Society news
Dundee-based solicitor Murray Etherington has been nominated as a future President of the Law Society of Scotland at today's meeting of the Council.
The Society has welcomed plans for Stage 2 amendments to Hate Crime Bill
We have called on the Scottish Government to release data showing the legal basis for moving hospital patients to care homes at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the lack of information in a recent Public Health Scotland report.
We have been made aware of Scottish solicitors recently receiving emails fraudulently claiming to be from the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
Our members must continue to be vigilant with reports of scammers continuing to target the profession, with a recent scam reported to us involving cloning emails.
As the House of Lords debates sections of the Bill which contain provisions which will be inconsistent or incompatible with international or other domestic law, Law Society President Amanda Millar restates the impact a breach would have on the UK's reputation.
Guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services is due to come into effect in January 2021.
We have today published our new strategy setting out our plan to sustain and evolve the Law Society and the Scottish legal profession over the next two years.
We have published recommendations in relation to the law of crofting and urged the Scottish Government to take prompt action to reform the law.
The Society has opposed proposals to introduce a UK-wide anti-money laundering levy on solicitors.
The Society’s policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law. Key areas of work in September include a particular focus on Covid-19 and trade.