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Legal aid support package a positive step forward

The Scottish Government has confirmed details of a revised package of legal aid support. Our President, Amanda Millar, has welcomed the package as a positive step forward.

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When our colleagues at Lockton got in touch about an offer from Teal Compliance, promising the benefits of 15 years’ worth of anti-money laundering experience in exchange for a charitable donation, we were keen to share the details.

Law Society pays tribute to Professor Robert Rennie

The Society's president Amanda Millar has paid tribute to Emeritus Professor Robert Rennie who has died recently after a short illness.

Revised National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

HM Treasury has published an updated UK National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. Find out the key risks and actions required.

Response to Lord President statement on court business

Even with reduced court business from 12 January 2021 announced by the Lord President, more work must be done to ensure all of Scotland's court estate is safe for users.

Climate change and the Scottish legal profession

Our COP26 and climate change working group surveyed members about what the profession thinks are the key climate change issues.

Workloads increasing but law firm finances yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels

Our recent survey highlights that while workloads for Scottish legal firms have increased since the early part of lockdown, turnover has not yet recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

Social media updated guidance

The Technology Law and Practice Committee has developed a refreshed set of tips and tricks to help you gain the most out of social media opportunities, while at the same time helping keep you cyber-secure, navigating the safer online path, and avoiding the hidden social media platform pitfalls. As an introduction, check out their golden rules of thumb to avoid potentially serious issues, embrace a clear online strategy, and benefit from social media as a legal professional.

First fully virtual Dewar Debate kicks off

The first fully virtual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, organised by the Law Society of Scotland, has kicked off, with pupils from across Scotland taking part online in the opening round of the contest.

FinTech Scotland, ScotlandIS and LawscotTech to build strong digital economy through collaborative clusters initiative

FinTech Scotland, ScotlandIS and LawscotTech are to take a collaborative cluster approach to building strong digital economy in Scotland

Court protests show ‘clear and understandable’ frustration among solicitors

Commenting on today’s protest action by court solicitors, President of the Law Society of Scotland, Amanda Millar said, “The frustration being felt by the profession across Scotland is clear and completely understandable. Over recent days, I have seen some legal aid solicitors in tears, fearful of the future and angry at a system which does not seem to care.

Murray Etherington sole nominee to become Law Society President in 2022

Dundee-based solicitor Murray Etherington has been nominated as a future President of the Law Society of Scotland at today's meeting of the Council.