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Law reform round up February 2016

Lobbying Bill, the Transport Bill, the Health and Tobacco Bill, Trade Union Bill (see below), the Transplant Bill, and more.

Law Matters - February 2016

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.

Law reform round up January 2016

Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, Lobbying (Scotland) Bill, and more.

Legal aid budget for 2016-17

Responding to the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget for 2016-17, announced yesterday, Christine McLintock, president of the Law Society of Scotland, made a statement to legal aid practitioners

Law reform round up December 2015

Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, Apologies (S) Bill amendments, Unjustified threats on intellectual property rights, and more.

Criminal legal aid and the Sheriff Appeal Court

In the week that Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court held its first sitting, Matthew Thomson, solicitor and legal aid policy officer at the Society looks at fee arrangements for legal aid work at the new court and elsewhere and the impact on solicitors, their clients and wider society.

Law reform round up November 2015

English Votes for English Laws, Enquiry into EU Reform and the EU Referendum, Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill, and more.

Legal aid news and updates - November 2015

Sheriff court solemn practice; the new Sheriff Appeal Court; our continued call for the inflationary uprating of fees; implementation of the Criminal Justice Bill in relation to the police station duty scheme; solemn legal aid – interim payments; our discussions with SLAB about appointed solicitor ABWOR

Law Matters - October 2015

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.

Legal aid news and updates - August 2015

We are currently consulting with members on legal aid regulations which have been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The regulations make changes to legal aid payment structures because of structural changes through the Courts Reform Act 2014, which are soon to be implemented.

Law Matters - June 2015

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.

Legal aid news and updates - June 2015

The Society’s Legal Aid Committee would like to update members on regulations which have been laid in the Scottish Parliament.