Public policy highlights August 2020
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.
The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice.
The Lawscot Foundation has been boosted by more than £5,000 donated by guests attending the Law Society of Scotland President’s Dinner.
The Lawscot Foundation will be strengthening its support to future bursary recipients, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Scottish law and tax publisher Bloomsbury Professional.
Our recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors in Scotland will increase from next month.
We are currently developing our new five year strategy for 2022-2027 and are looking for feedback from our members and stakeholders prior to its publication later this year.
Complete our short, anonymous survey to tell us your views on cross-border litigation or negotiation following Brexit and the impact on your clients.
The Society is working in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to help promote the use of arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
New and familiar faces returned to the Society's Council to represent solicitors in Glasgow & Strathkelvin, Perth, Greenock, Kilmarnock & Paisley, and Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.
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.