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Scottish Courts and Tribunals wifi update

We’re currently working with the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to evaluate free wifi access for our members in courts across Scotland.

Scottish pupils to debate banning referendums in national competition

Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to debate the pros and cons of holding referendums when they take to the floor for the opening rounds of the Law Society of Scotland’s annual debating tournament.

Fake law firm calling itself 'Law TPM & Associates’

We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself ‘Law TPM & Associates’, who have issued correspondence relating to legal services they claim to offer.

Consolidating hate crime legislation would bring clarity

In advance of a Scottish Parliament debate on eradicating hate crime and prejudice, today, Wednesday, 9 November, the Law Society...

What employers of legal professionals can do to help staff with dyslexia

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from 7-12 November and this year’s theme ‘Dyslexia: did you know…?’ opens up discussions about how much organisations really understand about dyslexia, how it affects their staff and the support that’s available.

Article 50 High Court judgement demonstrates judicial independence

Law Society President Eilidh Wiseman and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Gordon Jackson QC jointly commented on the High Court judgement on the role of the UK Parliament in invoking Article 50

Why you should keep an open mind when starting the diploma

Ryan McLaughlin, who’s currently studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow, explains why those entering into the diploma should be open minded about which subjects they choose.

Law reform round up November 2016

Scottish Court Fees, the human rights implications of Brexit, brain injury and offending, and more.

30 key projects highlighted in Law Society of Scotland 2016/17 annual plan

The Law Society of Scotland has published its annual plan for 2016/17 featuring 30 key projects aimed at delivering year two of the Law Society’s five year strategy, Leading Legal Excellence.

Law Society launches Brexit seminar series

The Law Society of Scotland will be hosting the first of a series of Brexit-themed seminars on Thursday 3 November with an expert panel from the Scottish legal profession and academic community.

How getting involved in debating can change your life

Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains how getting involved in debating, whether as a competitor or judge, can be incredibly rewarding. And more importantly, he explains how to win a debate.

November 2016 Lawscot News

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our November 2016 Lawscot News