Professional practice updates - August 2017

The Society has welcomed Justice Committee recommendations on reopening Scotland’s courts and tribunals system.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on moving home and confirmed that all home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the Society's In-house Rising Star Award 2020. Read more about this year's award finalists.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

We have welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that it is to amend key aspects of the hate crime bill to address concerns we have raised.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

We are pleased to invite our members to join and take part in the Recovery Advice for Business scheme by offering free support and advice to help small businesses recover from the impact of Coronavirus.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

With 100 days to go until the end of the transition period, Michael Barnier, Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, warns that ‘Nobody should underestimate the practical, economic and social consequences of a “no deal” scenario."

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Diversity data will be collected as part of the annual Practising Certificate (PC) renewal process for the first time this year, in order to support and advance the Law Society of Scotland’s equality and diversity work.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Law Society of Scotland Property Law Committee member, Brian Smith, sits on a Ministerial Working Group set up to consider the issues with External Wall Systems and has written a discussion piece looking at some of the recent developments in this area.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Recent surveys we have carried out highlight that organisations are increasingly turning to their in-house legal professionals to support them with meeting their legal and regulatory obligations during the coronavirus outbreak.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

The Society's President Amanda Millar has written to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee on developing solutions for the courts in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Following a successful pilot, Morton Fraser and Dickson Minto have committed to using of the Law Society of Scotland’s contextualised recruitment scheme, in partnership with RARE, in their latest graduate recruitment rounds, helping to drive workplace diversity and social mobility.

Professional practice updates - August 2017

Amendments should be made to the Scottish Government Planning Circular 3/2012, to improve the efficiency and transparency of the planning process, according to recommendations made by the Law Society of Scotland.