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The role of appropriate adults

We highlight some of the key features arising from the Appropriate Adults Scheme which has came into effect this month, including their engagement with solicitors in relation to interviewing vulnerable adults.

70th anniversary annual conference celebrates Scottish solicitors

The Society is set to welcome Scottish solicitors from across the country at its 70th anniversary annual conference this week

Law Society launches new accreditation for legal technologists

Solicitors and Accredited Paralegals who have specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation in recognition of their expertise.

Registers of Scotland reports price increase

Fees for Registers of Scotland reports will increase as of Monday 30 September.

AML Roundup September 2019

As the UK and Scottish Governments continue to intensify focus on AML measures and scrutiny of professional body supervisors, we continue to build our capabilities in this area – both to fulfill our responsibilities as a supervisor and to support our members’ compliance. Given that context, there is a huge volume of information and materials available and we have rounded these up for our members.

10 top tips to get you started on social media

If you're painfully aware that you're missing a trick when it comes to social media and your business, but Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin are complete mysteries to you, these ten top tips will provide a useful starting point for you.

The AML Certificate period is changing

Taking learnings from last year's inaugural AML Certificate process on board, this year's process will run to a different schedule.

New Financial Services and Asset management practice area

Our in-house Accredited Paralegal, Janet Rieu-Clarke and Accredited Paralegal Committee member, Laura Mack of Baillie Gifford are delighted to introduce the newest Accredited Paralegal practice area... Financial Services and Asset management

Accredited Paralegal new practice areas

As a membership group of over 600 members we are always keen to grow and diversify our membership, by being as inclusive as possible... but we need your help.

Revenue Scotland Scottish Electronic Tax System upgrade

Revenue Scotland have now upgraded the online tax collection system, known as SETS. We are aware that users are experiencing difficulties with the new system and have some suggested workarounds from our Tax Law Sub-Committee convener, Isobel d'Inverno and Property Law Convener, Deborah Lovell.

Cost of regulatory compliance survey

We are asking Scottish law firms to help us better understand the costs of regulatory compliance by completing a short online survey.

Revenue Scotland Scottish Electronic Tax System upgrade

Revenue Scotland will be upgrading the online tax collection system, known as SETS (Scottish Electronic Tax System) in July. This will affect the submission of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns.