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Law Society President speaks out about critical language

Following comments about lawyers made in a national broadcast interview this week by the Prime Minister, Law Society President Ken Dalling has spoken out about the importance of respecting the role legal professionals play in civil society.

Comment on reforming the criminal justice system

The Society's President Ken Dalling, responds to Scotland’s Justice Secretary Keith Brown’s comments on potential reform of the criminal justice system.

UK-Australia trade deal: A welcome step towards greater collaborative engagement

The UK-Australia free trade Agreement in Principle offers an insight into the commitments made on legal and wider professional services provision, including recognition of qualifications, mobility and market access.

Comment on Scottish Government consultation analysis on reforming legal complaints

The Society's President Ken Dalling comments following the publication of the analysis of the Scottish Government consultation on proposals to improve the current complaints system.

Court business plan in level 0

Law Society President, Ken Dalling, responds to the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service's briefing on court business once Scotland moves into level 0.

Diversity data offers most complete picture of profession yet

Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.

Secondment opportunity in Brussels

The UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office has an exciting opportunity for trainee solicitors, newly qualified solicitors, or paralegals to gain international experience with a three-month secondment at its office.

Angus wins 2021 In-house Rising Star Award

In-house solicitor Angus Niven has been crowned as the Society's in-house rising star of 2021.

End of an era for Law Society as Chief Exec announces retiral

Law Society of Scotland Chief Executive Lorna Jack has today announced that she will retire from the organisation at the end of 2021 after 13 years in post.

Peebles High School wins national debating tournament for second year in a row

Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland.

Fraud alert - fake law firm

We have been notified of a fake law firm named McCallum and Co which claims to offer legal advice in personal injury and accident compensation cases. There is no firm of solicitors of this name registered with the Law Society.