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New and prospective lawyers’ opinions wanted for Law Society of Scotland survey

The Law Society of Scotland is seeking feedback from law students, trainees and new lawyers on the support and services provided for trainee solicitors in Scotland and how they could be improved.

Closure of the General Register of Sasines to securities from 1 April 2016

As part of the completion of the land register, the General Register of Sasines will close to new standard securities on 1 April 2016.

Law Society urges legal complaints body to focus on its core role

The Society has urged the SLCC to focus on its statutory core functions following publication of its draft strategy, budget and annual plan.

Law Society proposes new legislation to protect consumers and grow legal services

New legislation is needed to better protect consumers and allow the Scottish legal services market to thrive, says the Law Society.

New solicitors admitted at Law Society Admission Ceremony

62 new solicitors were admitted to the profession at the Law Society of Scotland’s latest Admission Ceremony which took place on Friday 18 March 2016 at the Signet Library in Edinburgh.

Norman Biggart CBE

Law Society president Christine McLintock pays tribute to past president Norman Biggart CBE.

Save the date – Annual General Meeting 2016

The Law Society's 67th Annual General Meeting will be held at 5.30pm, Thursday 26 May 2016 at the Law Society offices at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh.

Brussels Agenda - March 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Bogus bank calls & emails – 'safe accounts' a new variation - 17 March 2016

In the past we have issued alerts about bogus bank calls and emails. However, this week we have been made aware of a new variation which has been attempted in the Perth area and possibly elsewhere.

Property update: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)

An email sent to residential property and personal tax solicitors about the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Not too late for Scotland Bill to fully incorporate Sewel convention

The Society has called on the UK Government to use the remaining stages of the Scotland Bill’s passage through parliament to ensure the Sewel convention is fully incorporated into law.

Scam offering legal services using the name 'Solicitor Legale'

We've been made aware of an alleged scam involving a fake legal firm calling itself 'Solicitor Legale' who are offering legal services.

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