Summer school gives legal inspiration to less-advantaged pupils

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 responds to offer on legal aid

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.

New faces for Law Society of Scotland Council

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.

The 2022 In-House Rising Star winner announced

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.

Law Society comment on the First Minister's plans for a second Scottish independence referendum

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.

LawCare at 25 – ahead of the wellbeing curve

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.

Human rights must not be diminished by Bill of Rights

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.

Vienna Declaration standing for the Rule of Law in Europe

The Law Society of Scotland has joined its legal peers across Europe in signing the Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law.

Expression of interest: Child interview rights practitioners

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.

Two Shortlisted for the In-House Rising Star Award 2022

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.

Law Society condemns inflammatory language by UK Government

The Society has spoken out to condemn a repeat of inflammatory and derogatory language about lawyers doing their jobs by UK Government ministers.

Search is on for most innovative risk management idea

We have launched our search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal profession today, Monday, 13 June