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Commenting on the Queen’s speech today, 21 June 2017, Law Society of Scotland President Graham Matthews, said: “Today’s Queen’s speech...
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.
As this blog goes live there are less than 24 hours until voting for the general election opens.
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.
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.
Solicitors and members of the public are being encouraged to submit their views on hate crime legislation in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on a refreshed national risk assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing.