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Scottish solicitors now majority female

There are now more female solicitors than male according to the latest statistics from the Law Society of Scotland.

Impact of spending cuts and court delays reflected in drop in legal aid spending

The Law Society responds to the publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s (SLAB) annual report 2015

Brussels Agenda - December 2015

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Spotlight on new lawyers groups: Young Mediators Group

In the latest in our series looking at support groups for new lawyers, we spoke to Callum Murray of the Young Mediators Group.

Apologies made in accordance with Health Bill’s duty of candour exempted from Apologies (Scotland) Bill

The Law Society of Scotland today, 8 December, welcomed the acceptance of a Scottish Government amendment to the Apologies (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

‘End of an era’ for the Law Society of Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland is operating from its Victorian townhouse offices on Drumsheugh Gardens for the last time today, Thursday 3 December 2015.

Law Society sets out conclusions from Hales case review

The Law Society of Scotland confirms outcome of its review into the handling of the case of Christopher Hales.

Warning over 'domain slamming' fraud - 3 December 2015

A recent bulletin from CIFAS (Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance Service) has warned of scams involving 'domain slamming', which they describe as an 'attempt by third parties to obtain money by pressurising individuals or companies into paying for domain name renewals or similarly named domains'.

December 2015 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our December 2015 Bulletin.

Law reform round up December 2015

Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, Apologies (S) Bill amendments, Unjustified threats on intellectual property rights, and more.

'UK data control' scam - 1 December 2015

We have been made aware that at least one Scottish firm has been receiving scam letters from a company called 'UK Data Control' who claim to be based in Hamburg.

Trainee blog - John Morgan

John is one of our trainee bloggers from Brodies LLP. John grew up in Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire, and attended the University of Glasgow for his LLB, spending time abroad at the Universities of Toronto, Connecticut and Cagliari.