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Law Society supports proposed Third Party Rights Bill

The Law Society of Scotland has today, 29 Jan 2016, welcomed the Scottish Law Commission’s Draft Third Party Rights Bill.

21st Century Bar Conference report

Court reform dominated discussions at the 15th annual 21st Century Bar Conference where Lord Carloway gave the keynote address.

Law Society announces partnership to develop e-conveyancing platform

The Law Society has formed a partnership with the ESPC and BDP Estate Agency Software, to deliver a one-stop-shop digital platform for property solicitors

Law Society supports move to remove requirement for police custody suspects to contribute to legal costs

The Law Society of Scotland has supported plans to remove the need for suspects to pay a contribution towards the cost of legal advice they receive while held in custody at police stations.

New lawyer wanted for Law Society Council

Applications are now open for recently qualified solicitors who want to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

The Society sets out its priorities for the next Scottish Parliament

Effective legislation, access to justice, access to education opportunities and ensuring the legal sector continues to support a successful Scottish economy are among the Law Society’s priorities for the next Scottish Parliament.

Brussels Agenda - January 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Meet the team that supports new lawyers

Our Education, Training and Qualifications team is here to help new lawyers at all stages of their early career progression. Find out about who does what and who you should contact if you need support.

Scam targeting house purchases

We’ve been made aware of an ongoing scam which involves fraudsters duping solicitors, housebuyers and sellers in order to divert payments to accounts under their control.

Solicitor traineeship numbers in Scotland “continue to rise”

The Law Society of Scotland has reported a continued rise in the number of traineeships available for aspiring solicitors.

Fancy becoming one of our student bloggers?

We're looking for volunteer student bloggers for our website. The blog will form part of the content we offer to those thinking about studying law.

Scottish Parliament call for evidence on proposed Land and Buildings Transaction Tax supplement

The Scottish Parliament is calling for evidence on a proposed Land and Buildings Transaction Tax supplement on additional residential homes. The deadline for responding is 29 January 2016.

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