Brexit - what's next?
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is encouraging Scottish solicitors involved in property conveyancing to make their clients aware of the risks of payment diversion fraud.
Responding to the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review announced yesterday, the Society has criticised the freezing of justice budgets until 2027, saying that the government’s commitment to the recovery of the courts post-pandemic requires investment which is not evident in the review.
The Law Society of Scotland has been awarded a prestigious Investors in Diversity accreditation, underlining its record of leading workplace best practice for the Scottish legal profession.
We wish a Happy Pride to all LGBTQ+ plus people working in the legal profession and beyond. During the month we'll be hosting an inclusion event and supporting members and others attending Pride events across the country.
Murray Etherington will formally take over the role of President from Ken Dalling at a meeting of the Society’s governing Council today.
Solicitors approved an increase to the practising certificate fee at the Society's AGM on 26 May 2022. The PC fee had been substantially discounted over the previous two years, as part of a £2.2 million financial package designed to support the profession through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Long awaited new legislation aimed at reforming the law of moveable transactions has been published in draft today. Moveable transactions reform is intended to enable smaller businesses to use their assets as security against lower cost loans, and so such reform is a welcome development, according to the Law Society of Scotland.
The world-famous ‘Paisley snail’ will take centre stage at an international online conference hosted by the Society to mark the 90th anniversary of the ground-breaking legal case which founded modern consumer rights law in countries around the globe.
Deficiencies in Scots law around advance choices, and medical decision-making in intensive care situations, put human rights in jeopardy, according to a Law Society of Scotland report.
Our office bearers have an important message, standing up for gender diversity and freedom on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
Following a two-year financial support package for Scottish solicitors to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Society's Council is proposing a practising certificate fee of £585, which is 8% lower in real terms compared to pre-pandemic levels.