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Success fee agreement regulations

Our Success fee agreement working party have designed templates to support the profession in complying with the 2020 regulations and provide a gold standard agreement for the profession’s use going forward.

Update on civil business

Our chief executive, Lorna Jack, has now written to the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service with feedback on their urgent civil business protocol gathered from members of our Civil Justice Committee.

Jury trials should continue with safety measures in place

Feedback from a working group led by the Law Society has been submitted to the Scottish Government in response to their discussion paper on options for criminal jury trials during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Opportunities now open to join Law Society Council

The annual elections to the Law Society’s Council are to go ahead, and Scottish solicitors across the country are being invited to stand for nomination. There are eleven seats available across four constituencies.

Scottish business community calls for clarity, consistency and cooperation in Covid-19 response

The Society has joined a number of organisations within Scotland's business community to call for clarity, consistency and cooperation in Covid-19 response.

Statement on efforts to produce guidance for property sales

Guidance has now been agreed and published to enable interim measures introduced by Registers of Scotland to allow some urgent property transactions to settle this week. Ahead of that guidance Law Society President John Mulholland talked about the work which went into preparing it.

Stakeholder talks following suspension of the Applications Record

Following the Prime Minister's statement on Monday 23, Registers of Scotland suspended the Applications Record of the Land Register which means that they are no longer accepting applications for registration of titles. The Law Society is in talks with RoS to scope out possible ways forward.

Homeworking hacks: our starter for 10

What do you need to think about as a colleague, manager or leader to help manage stress, increase mood and motivation when you’re working from home? Here's our starter for 10.

Lexfactor postponed

In light of current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Lexfactor. Lorna Jack, chief executive explains.

Philip Rodney introduces Argyll Cycle

Philip Rodney will take to the stage this Thursday, in his latest role as Lexfactor Master of Ceremonies. In the run up to the event, Philip interviews the first (in alphabetical order only) Lexfactor band, Argyll Cycle.

International Women's Day 2020

For International Women's Day 2020, we asked some of our members to tell us about the women in law who have inspired them during their career.

Face the future for the next 100 years of women in law

Members of the Scottish legal community are invited to face the future and have their pictures taken as part of a global photography project showcasing the future of women in law. The photo shoot will be held between 11am and 3pm on Friday 6 March at the Law Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh office in the run up to International Women’s Day .