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Law Society of Scotland achieves AML levy exemption for majority of Scottish law firms

In a positive response to pressure applied by the Law Society of Scotland, plans to introduce a new economic crime levy will see 97% of Scottish law firms exempted.

Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award

We have been shortlisted for a national UK award for our work to support our members during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Five new solicitor advocates introduced to Court

Five Scottish solicitors, granted extended rights of audience by our Council to become solicitor advocates, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Full implications of change must be considered as solicitors show strong support for the not proven verdict

Results of a recent survey of the profession on the Not Proven verdict show support for not proven to be retained.

Court business plan in level 0

Law Society President, Ken Dalling, responds to the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service's briefing on court business once Scotland moves into level 0.

Diversity data offers most complete picture of profession yet

Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.

Angus wins 2021 In-house Rising Star Award

In-house solicitor Angus Niven has been crowned as the Society's in-house rising star of 2021.

End of an era for Law Society as Chief Exec announces retiral

Law Society of Scotland Chief Executive Lorna Jack has today announced that she will retire from the organisation at the end of 2021 after 13 years in post.

Peebles High School wins national debating tournament for second year in a row

Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland.

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

Recommended trainee pay held for second year

The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Society has confirmed.

Law Society makes UK Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces index

The Law Society of Scotland has been named one of the UK's Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces at the National Centre for Diversity's 2021 FREDIE Awards.