Law Society news
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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.
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."
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.
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.
Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill, the Criminal Finances Bill and the UK Government’s consultation on Reforming the Employment Tribunal System and more.
The Digital Economy Bill, the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse and the minimum age of criminal responsibility and more.
Proposed Football Act (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill, the impacts of Brexit on Justice and Security and the Future of Forestry in Scotland and more.
Scottish Court Fees, the human rights implications of Brexit, brain injury and offending, and more.
Scotland’s place in Europe following the result of the referendum, Scottish Government’s legislative programme and more.