Law Society news
Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.
Leading the profession as we come out of the Coronavirus lockdown, promoting the principles of equality and diversity, the value of a viable, strong legal profession to civil society and pressing for a robust, modern regulatory system will be key issues in the year ahead, according to the new President of the Law Society of Scotland.
Solicitors approve reduction to cost of practising, in support of Society’s £2.2m financial support package
A reduction to the practising certificate fee for 2020-21 was approved by solicitors today, at the Law Society of Scotland’s first ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The Right Hon Lord Carloway has written to the Law Society, confirming his expectation that the rules to implement Qualified One Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) will be in force no later than winter 2020.
The findings of roundtables examining key gender equality issues and attended by people from across the legal profession have been published today by the Law Society of Scotland.
Our Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, retires after 30 years at the Society
The Society has said the profession is committed to ensuring delivery of an effective justice system during this challenging period and that it is motivated to take a proactive approach in restarting criminal jury trials.
A relaxation to the requirements for a notary or solicitor to be physically present for the execution of certain documents means that notarising can now be undertaken via video call.
New Council members will represent all constituencies involved in this year's elections to the Law Society of Scotland's Council, with familiar faces also returning.
The results of a survey of over 150 Scottish law firms has revealed the impact coronavirus restrictions are having on the profession.
Isobel d’Inverno, Convener of our Tax Law Sub-committee discusses legislative changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and Revenue Scotland’s operations arising from Covid-19