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Fake law firm calling itself ‘Taylor McGivern & Co’

We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself ‘Taylor McGivern & Co’, who have a website claiming them to be 'the largest law firm in Glasgow, Scotland'.

Online renewal for non-practising members and roll retention

Non-practising members and individuals who wish to be retained on the roll will have to renew their membership or fees online for the first time this year.

April 2017 Lawscot News

Our newsletter, Lawscot News, is full of the latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.

Advice for studying abroad

Caitlin Alexander a third year LLB student at the University of Glasgow, currently studying at the University of Oslo. She will undertake a Vacation Scheme with Shepherd and Wedderburn upon her return.

Reflections on the Diploma and looking to the traineeship ahead

Miranda Hughes started studying at the University of Strathclyde in 2014 and has combined the academic learning of the Graduate Entry Clinical LLB with practical experience in the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic.

Lorna Jack wins prestigious leadership award

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, has won the UK Association Excellence Award for Leadership in a prized addition to the trophy cabinet at the Society’s Edinburgh offices.

'Law abiding citizen' and other phishing emails - 6 April 2017

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert which explains how fraudsters are deploying banking trojans to unsuspecting victims in order to compromise their banking credentials and passwords.

Law reform round up April 2017

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, the Scottish Government’s consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation and transplantation and the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill.

Technology and the law: who, where and how?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, discusses where and how technology fits within the legal sector.

SLP review will need to ensure legitimate Scottish partnerships can thrive while tackling criminal activity

The Law Society of Scotland has said that increased scrutiny of Scottish limited partnerships’ anti-money laundering processes could help deter criminal activity.

Survey of Scottish solicitors highlights Brexit and legal aid as key concerns

The impact of Brexit on the law and legal practice is a key issue for Scottish solicitors, according to the findings of a recent survey.

HM Treasury consults on proposals for new anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures

Scottish solicitors are being encouraged to respond to two HM Treasury consultations on proposals to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance (AML/CTF) regime.