Law Society news archive for November 2017
- Posts in November, 2017
Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.
Following an investigation by the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has found Mr Walls guilty of professional misconduct and struck him from the roll of solicitors.
Dr Kenneth Meechan, member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the new rules on data protection officers and sets out some important tasks which all law firms should consider.
Austin Lafferty and John Mulholland have been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.
New figures have shown that despite a record number of solicitors in the year 2016/17, there were only 23 more complaints against the legal profession.
Academically gifted students from less advantaged backgrounds in Scotland will have their aspirations of a legal education realised as law firm Dickson Minto agree to donate £10,000 to the Lawscot Foundation.
Twins, Stephanie and Madeleine Barratt, originally from Glasgow were welcomed to the legal profession as Scottish solicitors on the same day.
The police have notified Cifas of an increasing number of cyberattacks targeting organisations’ financial departments.
Domhnall Dods, regulatory solicitor and GDPR expert at Towerhouse and member of the Law Society’s Privacy Law Committee, explains the changes to rules around consent in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Law Society of Scotland staff have raised a total of £8,307 for the Stroke Association in a huge range of fundraising activity including walking the West Highland Way, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, a table tennis tournament, pub quiz, raffles and bake sales.
Paul Mosson has a strong background in delivering member services within the legal sector having worked with the Bar Council of England and Wales for nine years
Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to take to the floor in the opening rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament.