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Change of responsibility for intimation of defence petitions

There will be a change in responsibility for intimation of defence petitions to recover sensitive records in sheriff court criminal proceedings from Monday 12 October 2020.

Senior lawyers to Pass the Badge on World Mental Health Day

A group of senior figures from Scotland’s legal profession are to ‘Pass the Badge’ to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Law Society publishes new guide on setting up in-house

The Society has published a helpful new guide on setting up an in-house team for the first time in an organisation

Will Aid 2020

Will Aid is a national will-writing campaign that takes place every November and is designed to enforce the need for a professionally written will, but it needs your help. Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors, explains why they take part in the campaign and why you should too.

RBS solicitor named as In-house Rising Star Award Winner 2020

RBS solicitor Marliese Perks has been named Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award winner for 2020.

Law Society condemns inflammatory language

The Law Society of Scotland has condemned the use of dismissive references to the legal profession as “lefty lawyers."

New and familiar faces returned to the Law Society Council

Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term.

Scottish Government confirm home moves permitted under new restrictions

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on moving home and confirmed that all home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

Opportunity to support Scotland’s small businesses back to business  

We are pleased to invite our members to join and take part in the Recovery Advice for Business scheme by offering free support and advice to help small businesses recover from the impact of Coronavirus.

100 days until the transition period ends

With 100 days to go until the end of the transition period, Michael Barnier, Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, warns that ‘Nobody should underestimate the practical, economic and social consequences of a “no deal” scenario."

External wall systems update September 2020

Law Society of Scotland Property Law Committee member, Brian Smith, sits on a Ministerial Working Group set up to consider the issues with External Wall Systems and has written a discussion piece looking at some of the recent developments in this area.

Law Society letter to Justice Committee on post-pandemic courts

The Society's President Amanda Millar has written to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee on developing solutions for the courts in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.