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Local pupils win through to national debate tournament semi-finals

Local school pupils have battled their way to the semi-finals of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament after arguing the cases for and against paying compensation for historical injustices.

Law Society to consult solicitors on SLCC levy plans for 2016-17

The Society is seeking solicitors’ views on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's draft operating plan and budget for 2016-17.

10 solicitors among first summary sheriff appointments

Ten solicitors are among the first appointed to the new judicial office of summary sheriff, created under the 2014 Courts...

Lobbying Bill to include video-conference meetings with MSPs

Plans to include video-conference communications with MSPs in the Lobbying Bill will improve transparency says the Law Society of Scotland.

Law reform round up February 2016

Lobbying Bill, the Transport Bill, the Health and Tobacco Bill, Trade Union Bill (see below), the Transplant Bill, and more.

Law Society launches guides for new parents

Scottish solicitors, paralegals and other legal services professionals can now benefit from new guides aimed at helping them have a smooth return to work after maternity, shared-parental or adoption leave.

Law Society seeks solicitors’ views on impact of court closures

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a survey looking for Scottish solicitors’ views on the impact of local courts closures across Scotland.

February 2016 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our February 2016 Bulletin

Law Matters - February 2016

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.

Lord Carloway’s vision for redesigning the Scottish courtroom

Addressing the Society’s Council on Friday 29 January 2016, The Lord President set out his vision for courtrooms ‘fit for the 21st century'.

Professional Practice Updates - February 2016

The Property Standardisation Group and the Law Society of Scotland Residential Project have launched a suite of style dispositions tailored to residential transactions.

Trainee blog - Kathryn Alexander

After graduating from Durham University with a degree in German and Spanish, Kathryn returned to her native Edinburgh for the LLB and Diploma. Now a second-year trainee at Brodies, she spent her first two seats in Commercial Property and Insurance & Risk litigation.