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Four reasons you should check your grammar

Rob Marrs, Head of Education, tells us why getting your grammar correct is so important

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

An Accredited Paralegal's tale

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our in-house Accredited Paralegal, explains the path that led her to new role at the Society and the rationale behind the new accredited paralegal status.

Anti-money laundering guidance published

The Society has published new Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for our members.

New Council representation for international Scottish solicitors and solicitor advocates

Two brand new seats on the Law Society of Scotland Council have been filled by a Scottish solicitor working in Brussels and a solicitor advocate based in Fife.

Professional practice updates - September 2017

Latest news and updates on C1 and C4 forms, lobbying guidance and video conferencing

Up and running – our student:trainee mentoring scheme

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer in our education, training and qualifications team, explains all about our new student:trainee mentoring scheme.

Work in-house? Thinking about taking on a trainee? Do it!

Katie Wood, Head of Admissions, explains the benefits of taking on a trainee in-house.

Accredited Paralegal launch

Over 400 Law Society of Scotland registered paralegals will become known as, ‘Accredited Paralegals', as of today, 7 August.

Professional Practice Updates - August 2017

Powers of attorney in England and Wales were criticised in the news recently as being open to abuse. We believe powers of attorney in Scotland are invaluable as a means of helping people manage their affairs and we will continue to support our members and the public to use them where appropriate.

Photo ID requirements at Glasgow Sheriff Court

Due to a recent review of security across Scottish courts, all regular court users must wear visible photo/ID passes at all times within the Glasgow Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court building.

Letting agent regulations FAQ

With the Scottish Government’s Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 coming into 31 January 2018, we have provided our responses to frequently asked questions around the aspects of the regulations which will have the greatest impact on solicitors and their businesses.