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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.

GDPR – What is a legal basis and why does it matter?

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).

Brussels Agenda - October 2017

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

Fake law firm emails on the rise

A large volume of scam emails are being reported with many appearing as if they come from existing law firms.

What in-house taught me

Ayla Skene, Council member for new lawyers, explains what impact her time working in-house had on her career and skill set.