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Legal aid must work for those who need it

After calling for an urgent overhaul of Scotland’s legal aid system, we have welcomed today’s report by Martyn Evans which says Scotland needs to ‘rethink legal aid’ and needs a ‘fundamentally new approach’.

GDPR - Privacy by design and default

Deborah Dillon, EU Data Privacy and GDPR Executive Consultant at Atos, explains 'privacy by design' and 'privacy by default' and what this means for your organisation.

Thinking about the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice?

Legal graduates planning their next career steps can access information about the six Scottish Universities who provide the Diploma in Legal practice, using our Virtual Diploma Fair.

Legal charity wins silver in European Association Awards

The Lawscot Foundation won the silver award in the ‘Most Innovative Development by an Association’ category in the 2018 European Association Awards.

Scottish legal sector sets its sights on global market

A joint initiative to put Scotland’s legal services on the international map will be launched today.

Putting Scotland's legal sector on the international map

Our Head of International, Katie Hay, explains what's behind the launch of Scottish Legal International and encourages firms with international aspirations to find out more.

Judicial Factor appointed to Dalbeattie law firm

A Judicial Factor has been appointed to Dalbeattie law firm, Austins LLP

Admission regulations under review

As part of the Law Society’s Rules Review Project, regulations on admission as a solicitor are to be revised.

Redemption statements scam

Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a redemption statement scam when acting in sale or remortgage transactions.

Suspected email scam targeting solicitor firms

We are aware of a potential scam where solicitor firms are receiving emails claiming to be from members of the public asking them to click a 'dropbox' link.

Fake law firm calling itself 'James Strachen Solicitors'

We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself 'James Strachen Solicitors' claiming to have an address at Carnoustie High Street in Angus.

Fake law firm calling itself ‘Campbell Brown’

We’re aware of scam involving a fake law firm calling itself ‘Campbell Brown Legal Solicitors’ with a website claiming Campbell Brown is their ‘lead attorney’ and they ‘take cases all over the world’.

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