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Law Society comments on Queen’s speech 2017

Commenting on the Queen’s speech today, 21 June 2017, Law Society of Scotland President Graham Matthews, said: “Today’s Queen’s speech...

Law reform round up June 2017

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill, the Great Repeal Bill White Paper and the beneficial ownership register.

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As this blog goes live there are less than 24 hours until voting for the general election opens.

Urgent investment needed to secure long-term future of legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has called for increased investment, less bureaucracy and better use of technology to ensure the long-term sustainability of legal aid.

Brussels Agenda - May 2017

Read the May edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Approach to abusive behaviour becoming increasingly "fragmented"

The Law Society of Scotland has emphasised its support for continuing improvements to the way the criminal justice system responds to abusive behaviour, including domestic abuse, but has concerns the law in this area is becoming increasingly fragmented.

Hate crime legislation review survey

Solicitors and members of the public are being encouraged to submit their views on hate crime legislation in Scotland.

Law reform round up May 2017

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, the SLAB consultation on changes to the Code of Practice.

Legal services review announced

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today, Tuesday, 25 April, of an independent review of legal services, saying that current legislation governing the legal sector is no longer fit for purpose.

Brussels Agenda - April 2017

Read the April edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Society calls for delay on SLAB code of practice

The Law Society of Scotland has called for the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) to postpone the introduction of a proposed new code of practice until new legal aid fee levels for providing police station advice are agreed.

National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing consultation

The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on a refreshed national risk assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing.