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Qualified One Way Cost Shifting

The Right Hon Lord Carloway has written to the Law Society, confirming his expectations regarding the rules to implement Qualified One Way Cost Shifting (QOCS).

Gender equality roundtables findings published

The findings of roundtables examining key gender equality issues and attended by people from across the legal profession have been published today by the Law Society of Scotland.

Philip Yelland retires after 30 years at Law Society

Our Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, retires after 30 years at the Society

New and familiar faces returned to Law Society Council

New Council members will represent all constituencies involved in this year's elections to the Law Society of Scotland's Council, with familiar faces also returning.

Extension to the ADS reclaim period

Isobel d’Inverno, Convener of our Tax Law Sub-committee discusses legislative changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and Revenue Scotland’s operations arising from Covid-19

British Business Bank Future Fund

A new Future Fund to support innovative UK companies through the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will open for online applications on Wednesday 20 May.

Covid-19 testing for the Scottish legal profession

The Scottish Government has expanded the testing programme in Scotland and we are keen to ensure that our members understand what is available, where and how to find out if they are eligible.

Rachel joins Law Society top team

Rachel Wood joins the Law Society of Scotland next week as our new Executive Director of Regulation.

£2.2 million package of financial support for Scottish solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland has announced an "unprecedented" package of financial support for members in recognition of the critical situation which faces individuals and firms.

Registers of Scotland digital submission service

We have updated our property guidance in light of the launch of Registers of Scotland's digital submission service, which will enable Scottish solicitors to submit scanned deeds for registration with effect from Monday 27 April 2020.

Gradual extension of court business is positive development for access to justice

The staggered reopening of the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service (SCTS) for civil business will have a positive impact on access to justice for the vulnerable families, individuals and businesses served by the Scottish legal profession, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Newest legal technology specialist accredited by the Law Society

Legal technology specialist Andre Boyle has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland.