COP26 legal aid issues are a 'generation in the making'

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.

AML Certificate results 2020

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.

St. James’s Place announced as Law Society of Scotland strategic partner

The leading wealth management business St. James’s Place is announced as a new strategic partner for the Society

Napier University student wins essay competition on climate change and the law

Napier University student Lewis Hay wins Law Society competition on climate change and the law

Nationality and Borders Bill creates threat of two-tier asylum system

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.

Digital Evidence Sharing - Update from COPFS

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.

Public policy highlights

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.

Sign up for free mental health training

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.

Regulatory reforms must not increase costs for consumers

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.

Law Society of Scotland achieves AML levy exemption for majority 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.

2021 Law student events and careers talks

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual careers talks and events, aimed at helping law students on their way to entering the legal profession.

Fraud alert

We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be from Skipton's Conveyancing Panel.