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Law Society accredited as a Leader in Diversity

We have been accredited as a Leader in Diversity, recognising our achievements and commitment to lead workplace best practice in Scotland.

Cross-party report shows government wrong to try to politically control legal profession

A new report from a cross-party committee of MSPs has shown how Scottish Government plans to try and control the way the legal profession operates were wrong and risked undermining the rule of law.

Law Society of Scotland highlights serious failings in Rwanda Bill

The professional body for Scottish solicitors has called for amendments to the legislation to ensure its legal integrity, saying the Bill in its current form undermines the independence of the UK’s judiciary and risks breaching international law.

Nine solicitor advocates welcomed in third ceremony in a week

The Law Society of Scotland granted extended rights of audience to nine new solicitor advocates yesterday, joining the 16 who were introduced last week.

16 solicitor advocates celebrated in back-to-back ceremonies

The Law Society of Scotland has granted 16 new solicitor advocates extended rights of audience at back-to-back ceremonies at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Law Society colleagues raise £3,606.40 for Scottish Autism

Law Society of Scotland colleagues have shown their support for autistic people by raising £3,606.40 for the charity Scottish Autism.

Law Society announces next phase of climate crisis response

The Law Society of Scotland has announced further steps in response to the escalating climate crisis, seeking to act and lead change across the legal sector.

New look Journal set to go live in 2024 with Think Publishing

A new look Law Society of Scotland Journal is set to go live in 2024. The move follows the appointment of Think Publishing following a competitive tender process earlier this year.

Journal Editor receives Lifetime Achievement award

Peter Nicholson, editor of the Law Society of Scotland’s Journal magazine has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Herald Law Awards.

Law Society publishes annual plan for 2023-24

Supporting the legal profession and protecting the public interest lie at the heart of the Law Society’s annual plan for 2023-24.

Solicitors call for improved environmental governance, monitoring, and enforcement

The Law Society of Scotland has called for enhancements to environmental governance in Scotland, including the monitoring and enforcement of...

Law Society supports IBA statement on Israel and Gaza conflict

The Law Society of Scotland has today supported the International Bar Association condemnation of the attacks by Hamas along with its call for urgent talks to restore peace.