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Law reform round up April 2017

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, the Scottish Government’s consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation and transplantation and the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill.

SLP review will need to ensure legitimate Scottish partnerships can thrive while tackling criminal activity

The Law Society of Scotland has said that increased scrutiny of Scottish limited partnerships’ anti-money laundering processes could help deter criminal activity.

Survey of Scottish solicitors highlights Brexit and legal aid as key concerns

The impact of Brexit on the law and legal practice is a key issue for Scottish solicitors, according to the findings of a recent survey.

Law Society of Scotland highlights priorities for legal profession and EU nationals as Article 50 is triggered

Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the UK Prime Minister today, Wednesday, 29 March, Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “Leaving the European Union is arguably the biggest constitutional change for the UK since 1945, with today’s triggering of Article 50 marking the start of serious negotiations on the terms of our withdrawal."

Education on benefits of donating organs needed to boost donation rates

The Society believes legislative change on organ donation and transplants would have to be supported by a major public education campaign to boost donor numbers.

Law reform round up March 2017

Our committees' work in relation to Bills and consultations including driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury, pension scams and the Commission on Parliamentary Reform.

Law reform round up February 2017

Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill, the Criminal Finances Bill and the UK Government’s consultation on Reforming the Employment Tribunal System and more.

Law reform round up January 2017

The Digital Economy Bill, the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse and the minimum age of criminal responsibility and more.

Law reform round up December 2016

Proposed Football Act (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill, the impacts of Brexit on Justice and Security and the Future of Forestry in Scotland and more.

Law reform round up November 2016

Scottish Court Fees, the human rights implications of Brexit, brain injury and offending, and more.

Law reform round up October 2016

Scotland’s place in Europe following the result of the referendum, Scottish Government’s legislative programme and more.

Changing shape of the legal profession: in-house survey

As the legal profession continues to change shape, we're keen to find out more about the services supplied by in-house solicitors.