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Law Society comment on court fees consultation

Eilidh Wiseman, president of the Law Society, comments on Scottish Government proposals for raising fees for bringing court actions across the civil courts.

Five benefits of undertaking an LLM programme

David Murphy, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh explains why he's undertaking the extra step to complete an LLM degree.

Suspicious emails from a "Linda McNair" - 22 July 2016

We’re aware of potentially malicious emails being sent from a “Linda McNair Conveyancer PLS Connect” reporting to relate to a property transaction.

How in-house lawyers can get the most from LinkedIn

Sara Scott, Vice Convener of the Society's In-house Lawyers' Committee looks at why and how in-house solicitors can learn to love LinkedIn and get more out of it by doing just four key things.

Mastering study-life balance during your LLB

Caitlin Alexander, an LLB student at the University of Glasgow, make a case for capitalising on summer holidays to do the thighs you love.

Law Society pays tribute to Jock Smith

Law Society president Eilidh Wiseman has paid tribute to past president Jock Smith (John Mitchell Melvin Smith WS), who passed away last week.

New stop and search powers would have little benefit, Law Society says

The Law Society of Scotland has questioned the benefit of giving police new powers to stop and search children and young people today, Monday 18 July.

Children’s Hearings System | Vision and Values Review

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have published a new vision and values statement for the Children’s Hearings System, and are keen to get your views on this work, its content and its relevance.

Law Society of Scotland urges House of Lords to protect client confidentiality

We have urged the House of Lords to support proposals to protect confidentiality between lawyers and clients under the Investigatory Powers Bill, which begins its committee stage today, Monday 11 July.

Thirty minutes to help defend legal aid

Mark Thorley and Jim Stephenson, partners at Thorley Stephenson and members of the Law Society’s Legal Aid Committee, explain why they've completed the independent legal aid financial survey.

July 2016 Bulletin

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

Law reform round up July 2016

Immigration and asylum tribunal fees, the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the proposed secondary market for pension annuities, and more.

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