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An eminent Scottish solicitor, who was instrumental in establishing the independence of Malawi, will be awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society of Scotland later today.
A report published by the Mental Welfare Commission confirms concerns previously raised by the Law Society's Mental Health and Disability Committee about the circumstances in which the transfers of vulnerable people from hospital to care homes were carried out.
Keith Brown MSP has been nominated as the new Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
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Responding to the decision of bar associations across Scotland to boycott custody courts on Monday, 17 May, the Society's president Amanda Millar has said the action shows the widespread levels of anger and frustration throughout the criminal bar.
Law Society President Amanda Millar comments on the move to 'level 2' Covid protection arrangements in the courts from 17 May
Joint statement by the Law Societies of Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Scotland.
Findings from our recent survey of civil court practitioners have indicated that remote hearings work well for procedural and uncontentious matters, however far fewer respondents thought that more complex hearings should be carried out remotely.
The Society's Racial Inclusion Group wants to hear the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background, who are studying/practising law. Whether you are a solicitor, solicitor advocate, trainee solicitor or law student, your feedback will help the Group consider steps it could recommend to the Society.
We've joined forces with Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, to help promote flexible traineeships across the profession.
The Society's Chief Executive Lorna Jack has commented on the announcement that McClure Solicitors has been acquired by Jones Whyte LLP.
Our Council has agreed a proposal, which will be considered at next month's AGM, for the practising certificate fee for all solicitors in 2021/22 to be 10% less than the pre-pandemic amount.