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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.

Law Society comments on Lord Carloway appointment

Christine McLintock, President of the Law Society of Scotland has commented on the announcement that Lord Carloway is to be Scotland’s new Lord President

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

Legal aid budget for 2016-17

Responding to the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget for 2016-17, announced yesterday, Christine McLintock, president of the Law Society of Scotland, made a statement to legal aid practitioners

Law Society welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Smoking in cars where children are present will now be a criminal offence, after the legislation was passed by the Scottish Parliament today, 17 December.

Brussels Agenda - December 2015

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

The Word on the High Street December 2015

The winter 2015 edition of the newsletter for all practitioners working in the small and medium sized firms which make up the backbone of the profession.

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'.