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Innovation as a performance indicator

Innovation isn't just about inventing new things, it's about improving how things are done and introducing solutions that have worked elsewhere. Legal management consultant Richard Stock blogs on the importance of innovation to in-house legal departments.

GDPR – What was all the fuss about?

A few months on from the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Laura Irvine, partner at BTO solicitors, looks at the changes introduced and what they mean for individuals and organisations.

2018 Financial Benchmarking Survey - deadline extended

Law firms across Scotland can still take part in the 2018 financial benchmarking survey to assess the financial health of their firm.

2018 Financial Benchmarking Survey launch

Law firms across Scotland are invited to take part in a survey to assess the financial health of the legal sector.

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

The residence nil rate band – are your clients affected?

Alison Fitzsimons, Associate Director with Tilney in Scotland explains what the residence nil rate band, which was introduced in April 2017, means for inheritance planning.

It’s (not just) the law: Five other disciplines that can make you a better lawyer

Andrew Scott, Outreach and Research Officer in the Law Society of Scotland CPD & Training team, explains the value of interdisciplinary knowledge for legal professionals.

HSBC to extend conveyancing panel in Scotland

HSBC is to extend membership of its conveyancing panel to allow firms regulated by the Society to apply for panel membership for purchase transactions in Scotland.

UK Government consultation: anti-money laundering supervisory review

The UK Government has launched a consultation on how a new anti-money laundering supervisory body should operate and be funded.

New guide for Scottish solicitors sets out how to avert cyber attacks

Cybersecurity risks can be particularly severe for solicitors – but simple steps will help to reduce the risk of cyber attacks, according to a new guide published by the Law Society of Scotland.

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

Anti-money laundering regulations - update

The Law Society of Scotland is working with representatives from across the UK’s legal sector to update anti-money laundering (AML) guidance, following changes brought about by the Money Laundering Regulations, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLRs), which have come into effect this week.