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Law Society calls for urgent reform of SLCC after levy increase

The Law Society of Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to prioritise reform of the regulation of legal services after a decision from the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to press ahead with a 12.5% rise in its levy on solicitors.

Society launches financial benchmarking survey of law firms

The Law Society of Scotland has today, Thursday, 30 March 2017, launched a new, online survey to help solicitors assess their firm’s financial health and how they are performing in the legal market.

Law Society of Scotland highlights priorities for legal profession and EU nationals as Article 50 is triggered

Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the UK Prime Minister today, Wednesday, 29 March, Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “Leaving the European Union is arguably the biggest constitutional change for the UK since 1945, with today’s triggering of Article 50 marking the start of serious negotiations on the terms of our withdrawal."

Update on personal injury discount

Scottish Ministers have made an order setting the discount rate for personal injury awards at minus 0.75% which comes into effect today, 28 March.

Last few days to nominate someone brilliant for In-house Rising Star Award

Your last chance to nominate someone brilliant for the 2017 In-house Rising Star Award, is fast approaching – final nominations for this prestigious award must be submitted by this Friday, 31 March.

Bullying and harassment blog

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, looks at the difficult subject of bullying and harassment in legal workplaces.

Sale of Legal Post delivers cash benefits for talented Scottish students

Academically gifted students from less advantaged backgrounds in Scotland are set to benefit from a game-changing quarter of a million pound investment through the Lawscot Foundation.

To in-house or out-house? Part two

In the second part of this series, Vlad Valiente outlines the process involved in restructuring Midlothian Council's legal department following the decision to meet more of its legal needs in-house.

Pupils from four Scottish schools through to final of national debating tournament

Pupils from schools in Dundee, Glasgow and St Andrews have earned their places in the final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Brussels Agenda - March 2017

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Education on benefits of donating organs needed to boost donation rates

The Society believes legislative change on organ donation and transplants would have to be supported by a major public education campaign to boost donor numbers.

Law Society pays tribute to Kirk Murdoch

The Society's president, Eilidh Wiseman pays tribute to Kirk Murdoch. Eilidh Wiseman said: "We were extremely saddened to hear about...

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