Law Society news
Today, we publish our inaugural annual anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory report, highlighting the breadth and range of AML initiatives that the Law Society of Scotland has recently undertaken, along with our first supervisory AML Risk Appetite statement.
We have been alerted to a scam involving the misuse of the name of a retired English-qualified solicitor as a witness to a signature on a Scottish residential lease.
Law Society calls for Scotland-wide high-rise cladding assessment following new funding announcement
We have welcomed the UK Government’s recent announcement on making further funding available for removing dangerous cladding on high rise buildings and called for a Scotland-wide assessment of high-rise buildings.
The safety of court users remains of primary concern as the Lord President announces that the current reduction in court business will remain in place throughout March 2021.
Pupils from schools across Scotland debated the motion “This house would abolish the Olympic Games” to win a place in the semi-finals of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.
Members are reminded that all payments should be made via bank transfer or over the phone via credit or debit card. As our office is currently closed, we are unable to process and bank cheques at this current time.
We're encouraging legal aid firms to look closely at the criterial for the Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery Fund for legal aid and apply if they are eligible.
Our policy committees analyse and respond to proposed changes in the law - read more about the key pieces of work they completed in January.
The Law Society of Scotland’s new Racial Inclusion Group has officially launched, with Tatora Mukushi, a solicitor with Shelter Scotland, appointed as convener.
Our latest figures show that the number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll.
The Law Society has set out its priorities for 2021 Scottish Parliament election
In response to the Scottish Legal Complaint Commission's 2021/22 budget and operating plan, Law Society President Amanda Millar calls for a proposed freeze on the levy to be changed to a reduction.