Law Society news archive for March 2017
- Posts in March, 2017
If one of your colleagues or contacts is an in-house Scottish solicitor or trainee; or if you work in an in-house legal role, then you might be eligible to nominate or be nominated for the In-house Rising Star Award.
The apprenticeship levy – what does it mean for the profession and alternative routes to qualification?
In the summer of 2016, the UK Government published details on a new apprenticeship levy. This is due to be introduced in April this year (2017) aiming to raise somewhere in the region of £3 billion per year to help the government meet a target of funding 3million apprenticeships by 2020.
Plans to increase the SLCC levy by 12.5% have caused unprecedented 'anger and frustration' within the profession
Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in March's Lawscot News
It was reported to the Society that Co-operative Bank no longer accept Powers of Attorney created under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 as amended.
Hannah Kemp, a trainee at Brodies LLP, obtained her LLB from the University of Edinburgh, having studied at Lund University in Sweden for her third year. Hannah returned home to complete her Diploma at the University of Glasgow and is now in her final seat and due to qualify as a solicitor in July 2017.
John Brannigan studied at the University of Glasgow and completed his traineeship at Gallen & Co Solicitors. He now works at Russels Gibson McCaffrey Solicitors in Glasgow, specialising in all criminal and civil litigation matters.
Our committees' work in relation to Bills and consultations including driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury, pension scams and the Commission on Parliamentary Reform.