Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for 2021-22, the Law Society's President has criticised the lack of progress on legal aid reform, saying the Scottish Government of dragging its feet on the issue.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

The search for the latest ‘light bulb’ idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched today. The Innovation Cup aims to tap into the expertise of the Scottish legal community and improve risk management across the profession. The Law Society of Scotland is running the competition in association with Master Policy lead insurers RSA and brokers, Lockton.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

The Society's president, Ken Dalling, has written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab backing the call from the International Bar Association, to provide urgent assistance to Mr Rohullah Qarizada, President of the Independent Afghanistan Bar Association

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally? Scots Law students have been challenged to write or record their views on climate change and the law in our new competition to mark COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Results of a recent survey of the profession on the Not Proven verdict show support for not proven to be retained.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

We are working with partners in the Scottish legal sector and closely monitoring official advice and updates from Scottish Government and NHS to ensure that we are acting in accordance with the latest guidance to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, members and stakeholders.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Following comments about lawyers made in a national broadcast interview this week by the Prime Minister, Law Society President Ken Dalling has spoken out about the importance of respecting the role legal professionals play in civil society.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

The Society's President Ken Dalling, responds to Scotland’s Justice Secretary Keith Brown’s comments on potential reform of the criminal justice system.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

The UK-Australia free trade Agreement in Principle offers an insight into the commitments made on legal and wider professional services provision, including recognition of qualifications, mobility and market access.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

The Society's President Ken Dalling comments following the publication of the analysis of the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to improve the current complaints system.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Law Society President, Ken Dalling, responds to the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service's briefing on court business once Scotland moves into level 0.

Whats new for Controllers and Processors under GDPR

Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.