Law Society news archive for 2017
- Posts in 2017
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.
Carolyn Thurston Smith, policy executive at the Law Society of Scotland, explains the legal bases in article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
A large volume of scam emails are being reported with many appearing as if they come from existing law firms.