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Smishing fraud alert - 27 May 2017

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.

Graham Matthews takes up reins as Law Society President

North-east solicitor Graham Matthews has taken up the role of President of the Law Society of Scotland today, Friday 26 May.

Adrian Ward honoured and vote for PC freeze at AGM

The solicitor credited with pioneering much of Scotland’s modern law on incapacity and mental disabilities has been awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society of Scotland.

Brussels Agenda - May 2017

Read the May edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Law Society Council election results

Six new members join one familiar face on the Law Society of Scotland Council as representatives for two the constituencies of Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven and Edinburgh.

Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims - 23 May 2017

Action Fraud has received the first reports of tech-support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Increasing fraudulent bank calls to law firms - 23 May 2017

Over the last week, we have been receiving multiple calls or emails every day about attempted fraud attacks on client accounts.

Fraudsters target conveyancing firms on busy days - 19 May 2017

The Lloyds Banking Group professional practices team has warned conveyancing firms to be aware of fraudsters targeting them at busy times for completions.

First Minister and leading legal figures back LGBT+ workplace equality campaign

A campaign to promote LGBT+ equality in the workplace is being launched by the Law Society of Scotland and The Glass Network today, Thursday, 18 May.

WannaCry ransomware cyber attacks - 17 May 2017

Following the WannaCry attacks on Friday 12 May 2017, the Scottish Business Resilience centre (SBRC) has published useful guidance for businesses.

Do you know how much is enough to retire?

Mike Wardlaw, a Chartered Financial Planner with Tilney in Scotland highlights the importance of financial planning for business owners.

Leanne is a rising star

Glasgow-based solicitor Leanne Hammell has been named as the Law Society of Scotland’s In-house Rising Star 2017.

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