Proactive approach needed in restarting jury trials

The Society has said the profession is committed to ensuring delivery of an effective justice system during this challenging period and that it is motivated to take a proactive approach in restarting criminal jury trials.

Notarising documents via video call

A relaxation to the requirements for a notary or solicitor to be physically present for the execution of certain documents means that notarising can now be undertaken via video call.

New and familiar faces returned to Law Society Council

New Council members will represent all constituencies involved in this year's elections to the Law Society of Scotland's Council, with familiar faces also returning.

Reduction in new business due to COVID-19

The results of a survey of over 150 Scottish law firms has revealed the impact coronavirus restrictions are having on the profession.

Extension to the ADS reclaim period

Isobel d’Inverno, Convener of our Tax Law Sub-committee discusses legislative changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) and Revenue Scotland’s operations arising from Covid-19

Four schools reach Dewar Debate finals

Teams from schools across Scotland have won places in the grand final of the Law Society's national debating tournament.

British Business Bank Future Fund

A new Future Fund to support innovative UK companies through the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will open for online applications on Wednesday 20 May.

Covid-19 testing for the Scottish legal profession

The Scottish Government has expanded the testing programme in Scotland and we are keen to ensure that our members understand what is available, where and how to find out if they are eligible.

Law Society to join jury trials working group

Stuart Munro from the Society's Criminal Law Committee is to join a short-term working group established by Lord Carloway to consider the practicalities of recommencing trials by jury which meet public health guidelines during the Coronovirus outbreak.

Joint statement from the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and the Law Society of Scotland

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and the Law Society of Scotland have reached an agreement on the collection of the levy to fund the SLCC in 2020.

Rachel joins Law Society top team

Rachel Wood joins the Law Society of Scotland next week as our new Executive Director of Regulation.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Explore our week-long events programme during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, May 18-22. We're hosting a free, virtual event every day, in collaboration with Clio.