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New guide a watershed moment for law sector wellbeing

The Law Society of Scotland has underlined its commitment to the mental health of legal professionals with the launch of a new resource to guide workplaces.

AML round up: July 2023

Catch up on all the latest anti-money laundering (AML) news for the legal sector, plus what the AML team has been working on to help aid practices.

AML attestation initial findings

The anti-money laundering (AML) team reveals the initial findings of its new supervisory attestation process, which was launched in November last year and is an ongoing piece of work reaching all practices who may not fall under the scope of our full high-risk AML inspection process.

LawscotTech boosted with new expertise to lead on legal technology innovation

The Law Society of Scotland has boosted its key advisory body on legal technology, with new members and a new chairman to continue its work leading on innovation for the profession.

Refreshed AML Client and Matter Level Risk Assessment templates

The AML team has launched a new Client and Matter Level Risk Assessment (CMLRA) template and guidance for members to use. Our AML Risk Manager Dale Trahms explains how to use the templates and why CMLRAs are important to get right.

Court of Session confirms position on legal privilege and third party complaints

The Court of Session has confirmed its position on legal privilege in relation to third party complaints and has provided clarity on the limits of client confidentiality following publication of its opinion on 9 December.

Guidance update on third-party complaints

Read our update on Guidance relating to third-party complaints following the Court’s Opinion in the case of Scottish Legal Complaints Commission v Donald Roderick Murray and Another

Law Society strengthens links with New York State Bar Association

The Society has strengthened its links with lawyers in the US by signing a memorandum of understanding with the New York State Bar Association

Law Society set to introduce new AML supervisory attestation process

The AML team is launching a new supervisory attestation process. This will be an ongoing piece of work reaching all practices who may not fall under the scope of our full high-risk AML inspection process.

AML Certificate Results 2021

Our Anti-Money Laundering Risk Manager, Bob Clark provides an update on the key insights and analysis from the data you provided in this year's Anti-Money Laundering Certificate.

Law Society Council motion on abuse against solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland's governing Council agreed a motion at its meeting today Friday, 14 October, that any and all forms of abuse against the profession is wholly wrong and should be condemned, and has set out four points of action.

Court of Session rules legal professional privilege not overridden by third party complaint

A new and important Court of Session judgment has today reaffirmed the principle of legal privilege between solicitors and their clients.