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How Scottish solicitors can use their skills to help worthy causes

There are a number of events happening throughout the year which could benefit both your clients and a range of charities - whilst boosting future business for your firm.

Fake solicitor calling himself 'David Donald'

We’ve been alerted to a suspected scam where a member of the public has allegedly received correspondence from someone falsely claiming to be a solicitor called ‘David Donald’ based in Glasgow.

Individual falsely claiming to be a paralegal

We’ve been made aware of an individual calling themselves ‘Susan Fowler’ falsely claiming to be a paralegal and a ‘conveyancing attorney’ working for law firm HBJ Gately.

Fake solicitor calling themselves 'MB Norman Solicitors'

We’re aware of an attempt by scammers to pose as a law firm called ‘MB Norman Solicitors’.

Fake solicitor calling themselves 'Tallon Sculthorpe'

We've been made aware that an individual calling themselves ‘Tallon Sculthorpe’ is claiming to be a solicitor with the Scottish law firm Irwin Mitchell.

Scam offering legal services using the name 'Solicitor Legale'

We've been made aware of an alleged scam involving a fake legal firm calling itself 'Solicitor Legale' who are offering legal services.

Scam offering legal services around immigration

We've been made aware of an attempted scam where legal services are being offered to people overseas who want to come and work in Scotland.

Scam targeting house purchases

We’ve been made aware of an ongoing scam which involves fraudsters duping solicitors, housebuyers and sellers in order to divert payments to accounts under their control.

Proposed letting agent regulations risk unnecessary cost to the public

The Law Society of Scotland believes that proposed regulations for letting agents in Scotland could lead to an unnecessary cost to the public by creating an unnecessary dual regulatory regime for Scotland’s solicitors.

Bogus calls seeking card payment claiming to be from a law firm

We’ve received a report that a client of Mitchells Roberts, a law firm in Glasgow, had been contacted by phone by a bogus caller claiming to be from the firm.

Why a solicitor is the best person to make your will

Six reasons you should see your solicitor if you're thinking about making a will.

Scam with false banks details being sent to solicitors’ clients

We’ve been made aware of a scam where members of the public have received emails claiming to be from solicitors, providing false bank account details.