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Any change of verdicts must be consistent with principles of Scottish justice system

As Scottish Parliament election candidates pledge to review the not proven verdict, Law Society President Amanda Millar warns that principles of Scottish criminal justice system must be maintained.

Law Society Council nomination period opens

From Lerwick to London, Scottish solicitors from across the country are being invited to stand for nomination to the Law Society of Scotland’s Council.

SLCC budget change must mark start of a change in approach

Law Society President Amanda Millar responds to SLCC announcement of budget and levy for 2021/22.

5% legal aid fee increase is a first step, not a fix

Today (22 March) marks the introduction of a 5% increase in legal aid fees, but Law Society President Amanda Millar warns that this is just the first step on a journey.

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission “costing more for doing less”

We have submitted the Law Society's response to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's budget and levy proposals for 2021/22.

National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership report published

The report and recommendations set out a statutory framework for human rights, but Scotland's record on human rights should never be taken for granted.

LGBT+ History Month: Equality for all under the law

In a statement to mark the end of LGBT+ History Month, Law Society President, Amanda Millar confirms the Society's principles for equality for all under the law and our belief in the worth, value and inclusion of all trans people in the legal profession and wider society.

Maintaining respect for the rule of law in public debate

In public debate it is important to continue to respect the rule of law and our independent legal system, says Amanda Millar, President of the Society.

Eight new solicitor advocates introduced to Court

Eight solicitors, granted extended rights of audience by the Law Society of Scotland’s Council, have been introduced to the Court at a virtual ceremony on 19 February.

Scottish Government legal aid resilience fund open

We're encouraging legal aid firms to look closely at the criterial for the Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for legal aid and apply if they are eligible.

Racial Inclusion Group launches

The Law Society of Scotland’s new Racial Inclusion Group has officially launched, with Tatora Mukushi, a solicitor with Shelter Scotland, appointed as convener.

Traineeship numbers hit by pandemic

Our latest figures show that the number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll.