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Plans to introduce a British Bill of Rights should enhance existing protections

The Society comments on proposals to introduce a British Bill of Rights following the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, 18 May 2016.

Last day to vote in Law Society Council elections

Voting closes tomorrow for this year’s Law Society Council elections and solicitors working in Glasgow and Fife are being encouraged to make the most of their vote.

Launch of updated Help to Buy ISA portal

Updated Help to Buy ISA portal for conveyancers set for launch on 23 May 2016, with resulting scheduled site maintenance meaning users won't be able to submit bonus requests on the existing site after 2pm on 20 May 2016.

Solicitors sought for Law Society mentoring scheme

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for solicitors and trainees from all areas of practice to become mentors as part of its expanding mentoring scheme.

Anti-corruption statement from professional bodies across the UK

The Society joins UK legal and financial professional bodies in anti-corruption pledge

Keeping children safe online

The Society has warned that proposals to prevent children accessing online porn could be counterproductive

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Law Society’s 2016 Annual General Meeting will be be held at 5.30pm on Thursday 26 May at the Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh.

In-House Lawyers Committee Convener election

The Society is currently looking to elect a convener for the In-House Lawyers Committee and nominations are open from 4 May – 24 May 2016.

May 2016 Bulletin

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

Law Society Council candidates announced

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections in the constituencies of of Glasgow & Strathkelvin and Cupar, Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy.

Law reform round up May 2016

Investigatory Powers Bill, Child Safety Online, the criminal offence of domestic abuse and more.

What is a policy?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, evaluates the trials and tribulations of policy-making.