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Legal aid benefits Scotland’s health, wealth and happiness

Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.

Fife solicitor struck off the roll of solicitors

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.

GDPR – Do you need a data protection officer?

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.

Two nominations for the Law Society of Scotland vice president

Austin Lafferty and John Mulholland have been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Less than 1% of solicitor work is a cause for complaint

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.

Dickson Minto becomes Lawscot Foundation platinum sponsor

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.

Glasgow twins become solicitors

Twins, Stephanie and Madeleine Barratt, originally from Glasgow were welcomed to the legal profession as Scottish solicitors on the same day.

Cyberattacks targeting finance teams

The police have notified Cifas of an increasing number of cyberattacks targeting organisations’ financial departments.

GDPR – Changes to consent and what they mean

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 staff raise over £8,000 for the Stroke Association

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.

Law Society of Scotland appoints new executive director to boost member services

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

Scottish pupils to debate removing monuments to controversial figures

Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to take to the floor in the opening rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament.

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