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Brussels Agenda - June 2017

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

New legislation on Scottish partnerships

The UK Government has introduced new legislation which extends beneficial ownership registration requirements to Scottish limited partnerships and certain Scottish general partnerships

Anti-money laundering regulations - update

The Law Society of Scotland is working with representatives from across the UK’s legal sector to update anti-money laundering (AML) guidance, following changes brought about by the Money Laundering Regulations, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLRs), which have come into effect this week.

What is commercial awareness and how do I get it?

Linsey Fadiga, second-year law student at Edinburgh Napier University, looks at commercial awareness - what it is, how to get it and how to prove you have it!

Two new Law Society of Scotland Board members

Ken Dalling and Amanda Millar have been elected as the newest members of the Law Society of Scotland’s Board. They will take up their new positions as of the next Board meeting on 10 July.

The debate - What the judges want

Victoria Lane is a senior solicitor at Brodies LLP and a part-time tutor at Edinburgh University. Victoria’s debating experience kicked off in the Donald Dewar Debate when she was still at school and continued throughout her university career.

The debate - Three perspectives, one set of eyes

Sarah Sutton is our Digital Communications Specialist, but in her former role as Media Communications Executive, Sarah looked after the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. Read Sarah's blog about her experiences of the competition from different perspectives.

Clear targets needed to ensure child poverty ambitions stay on track

Setting clear targets and establishing a National Poverty and Inequality Commission would help to meet aims of eradicating child poverty says the Law Society of Scotland.

Law Society comments on Queen’s speech 2017

Commenting on the Queen’s speech today, 21 June 2017, Law Society of Scotland President Graham Matthews, said: “Today’s Queen’s speech...

Law Society launches summer school for pupils aiming for career in law

The Law Society of Scotland is holding its first summer school for pupils aiming for a career in law.

Douglas Academy pupils win national debating tournament

Arun Smith and Matthew McIlree from Douglas Academy have won the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament last night, Thursday 15 June, and earned the title of Scotland’s best young debaters.

Pupils from four Scottish schools reach final of national debating tournament

Pupils from Douglas Academy, the High School of Dundee, Kelvinside Academy and Madras College are preparing for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, to be held this Thursday, 15 June.

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