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High profile speakers will address an in-person and online audience at a conference hosted jointly by all three UK Law Societies to examine the role of the law and lawyers in tackling climate change.
We have updated our AML Supervisory Annual Report building on the interim version published in February 2021. With a foreword from our CEO, Lorna Jack, the report highlights the work we have undertaken between April 2020 and April 2021 in fulfilling our supervisory obligations as per the requirements of the Money Laundering Regulations 2019.
The Society's President Ken Dalling has met with the Scottish Government's Minister for Community Safety Ash Regan, to discuss legal aid issues surrounding COP26.
Our Anti-Money Laundering Risk Manager, Bob Clark provides an update on the key insights and analysis from the data you provided in this year's Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Certificate.
The leading wealth management business St. James’s Place is announced as a new strategic partner for the Society
Napier University student Lewis Hay wins Law Society competition on climate change and the law
The Nationality and Borders Bill could result in more unsafe and perilous journeys to the UK and put those who attempt to save the lives of asylum seekers at sea at risk of facing criminal charges for their action.
A new way to collect and share digital evidence is planned for the Scottish criminal justice sector. Read the update from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on how this will affect criminal defence practitioners.
Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.
To mark World Mental Health Day 2021 on Sunday, 10 October, we're encouraging all members of the profession to undertake See Me's free, comprehensive mental health training, to help build a positive working culture where people feel able to talk openly about their mental health.
While reform of legal services regulation is long overdue, we have cautioned against against changes which could increase costs for consumers and damage the competitiveness of Scottish law firms.
In a positive response to pressure applied by the Law Society of Scotland, plans to introduce a new economic crime levy will see 97% of Scottish law firms exempted.