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Supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Our office bearers have an important message, standing up for gender diversity and freedom on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Law Society Council proposes PC fee lower than pre-pandemic in real terms

Following a two-year financial support package for Scottish solicitors to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Society's Council is proposing a practising certificate fee of £585, which is 8% lower in real terms compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Solicitor advocate first celebrated with new senators

The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice.

Recommended pay to increase for trainee solicitors

Our recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors in Scotland will increase from next month.

2022-2027 Strategy survey

We are currently developing our new five year strategy for 2022-2027 and are looking for feedback from our members and stakeholders prior to its publication later this year.

Public policy highlights

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.

Standing in solidarity with Ukraine

We encourage the Scottish legal profession to take an active role in assisting Ukraine against the ongoing illegal invasion by Russia where they have the skills, experience and capacity to do so.

Applications open for less-advantaged aspiring Scottish solicitors

The Lawscot Foundation has opened applications for this year’s round of grants for academically talented students from less-advantaged backgrounds in Scotland to study law.

Law Society invites nominations for Council members

Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, representing the Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley, and Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy constituencies.

The Law Society of Scotland is proud to endorse the Mindful Business Charter

We've launched part four in our video series on the Mindful Business Charter, a community of businesses committed to removing unnecessary sources of stress and promoting better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Refreshed Sectoral AML Risk Assessment

We have carried out a new, refreshed and far more detailed assessment of AML risks, tailored to the circumstances, demographic and context of the Scottish profession. The Money Laundering Regulations require that our members use this information when carrying out their own money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments.

Legal profession concerned by Scottish Legal Complaints Commission draft budget

We have called on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to focus more on its core role in handling legal complaints and go further in controlling its costs.