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Brussels Agenda - September 2017

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

Law reform round up September 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill and Brexit.

Proposed Bill would offer protection to children

Proposals to change the law would offer children the same legal protection from assault as adults, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Law reform round up August 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the Scottish Law Commission’s Tenth Programme of Law Reform consultation and Brexit.

Brussels Agenda - July/August 2017

Read the July/August edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Society welcomes Supreme Court judgment on 'unlawful' employment tribunal fees

Commenting on the Supreme Court judgment that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, Stuart Naismith, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee, said...

Bringing the world to ‘world-class’

Sarah Sutton, digital communications executive at the Law Society, talks about her bright idea to ensure international representation on the Society’s Council.

"Whole of governance" approach needed for exiting EU

A "whole of governance" approach is needed following the introduction of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the first of eight Brexit Bills, which sets out how EU-derived law will be incorporated into UK law following the repeal the 1972 European Communities Act on the day of exit.

Law reform round up July 2017

Updates on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, the Public consultation on the United Kingdom’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions and the Draft Court Rules in relation to Protective Expenses Orders.

Brussels Agenda - June 2017

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

New legislation on Scottish partnerships

The UK Government has introduced new legislation which extends beneficial ownership registration requirements to Scottish limited partnerships and certain Scottish general partnerships

Clear targets needed to ensure child poverty ambitions stay on track

Setting clear targets and establishing a National Poverty and Inequality Commission would help to meet aims of eradicating child poverty says the Law Society of Scotland.