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Fee payment and gift arrangements changed at Scottish Court and Tribunals Service

The Scottish Court and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced changes to some of its fee payment arrangements and gift policy, which may affect solicitors.

How making the most of internal support can improve your wellbeing

Laurin Campbell, a trainee solicitor at Brodies, explains how law firms can take the initiative in supporting their staff's wellbeing and why new lawyers in particular should take advantage of what their employers make available.

Impact of commencement of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into forces on 1 November 2016. As a result, the Scottish Court and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has provided clarification of their expectations for additional documentary evidence required for applications for confirmation.

Law Society staff raise over £9,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Law Society of Scotland staff have raised a total of £9,040 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust over the past year.

In-house Lawyers Committee vacancies

The In-house Lawyers Committee (ILC) is recruiting up to five new members - here's why you should apply!

Technology is good for business but cybersecurity a key issue

The Society launches its technology audit report at Technology and Cybercrime conference

Studying law as a mature student

Lyn Ajanaku an LLB Law with English Law student at the University of Aberdeen discusses the challenges and opportunities presented to those who choose to study law as a mature student.

Ongoing VAT register scam targeting solicitors - 25 October 2016

We are aware that Scottish law firms are being contacted as part of an ongoing scam relating to a VAT register.

Criminal justice system to be accessible and provide inclusive service for all

The Law Society of Scotland has said that that consideration will be needed to ensure that the service provided by Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) service and others is accessible and inclusive for all members of society.

Joint statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey

The Law Society of Scotland has co-signed a statement from the CCBE condemning attempts to reinstate the death penalty in Turkey.

Fighting for peace and quiet – how the right hobbies can help

Susannah Pencovich, a newly-qualified solicitor based in Edinburgh and specialising in property and private Client work, discusses the benefits to new lawyers of taking up a relaxing hobby.

Career development and volunteering at the Law Society

If you want to enhance your career, develop your skills or just give back your profession, there are lots of different personal and professional development opportunities at the Law Society.

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