Law Society news archive for April 2017
- Posts in April, 2017
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'.
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.
Our newsletter, Lawscot News, is full of the latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.