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Two Shortlisted for the In-House Rising Star Award 2022

The annual Law Society of Scotland In-House Rising Star Award is back, and two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for this year’s award from six nominations.

Search is on for most innovative risk management idea

We have launched our search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal profession today, Monday, 13 June

Fortrose Academy wins Dewar Debate final at Scottish Parliament

Scotland’s best young debaters have been crowned, with pupils from Fortrose Academy winning the grand final of this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Nominations open for Aberdeenshire Council member

Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society's Council, representing members in the Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven constituency.

Reform must ensure that law does not discriminate against people who do not have a diagnosed mental illness

The Law Society of Scotland has called for legal reforms to ensure that the law does not discriminate against people who do not have a diagnosed mental illness. The professional body for Scottish solicitors has said it is essential that support is available to everyone who might need it, particularly people with impairments of their capabilities, or who are vulnerable, or at risk from any cause.

Law Society leads the way with Investors in Diversity accreditation

The Law Society of Scotland has been awarded a prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, underlining its record of leading workplace best practice for the Scottish legal profession.

Law Society of Scotland celebrates Pride Month

We wish a Happy Pride to all LGBTQ+ plus people working in the legal profession and beyond. During the month we'll be hosting an inclusion event and supporting members and others attending Pride events across the country.

New Law Society President brings chambers perspective to role

Murray Etherington will formally take over the role of President from Ken Dalling at a meeting of the Society’s governing Council today.

Scottish solicitors approve uplift to practising certificate fee

Solicitors approved an increase to the practising certificate fee at the Society's AGM on 26 May 2022. The PC fee had been substantially discounted over the previous two years, as part of a £2.2 million financial package designed to support the profession through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moveable Transactions Bill

Long awaited new legislation aimed at reforming the law of moveable transactions has been published in draft today. Moveable transactions reform is intended to enable smaller businesses to use their assets as security against lower cost loans, and so such reform is a welcome development, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Human rights must be at the core of proposals for law reform around advance choices and medical decision-making

Deficiencies in Scots law around advance choices, and medical decision-making in intensive care situations, put human rights in jeopardy, according to a Law Society of Scotland report.

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.