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LBTT update - Arrangements satisfactory

An update for property practitioners about their responsibilities in relation to particular Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) requirements.

Scam website - 'Alfred Pizzolante & Co Law Firm'

We have been informed of a fake website using real law firm addresses.

Trainee rates of pay 2018

Trainee solicitors in Scotland should receive a pay increase in 2018/19, according to recommendations made by the Law Society of...

GDPR - Privacy notices

Angus MacLeod, partner at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, explains what you should put in a privacy notice and when you need to give one.

Minimum Unit Pricing arrives in Scotland

Minimum Unit Pricing has been a long time coming. And it probably means paying more for some of your alcoholic drinks.

Law Society Council proposes 2.7% increase in practising certificate fee

Proposed practising certificate fee increase is the first for nine years.

Engagement and law degrees - why it's important

Ross Wilson, fourth year LLB student at Glasgow Caledonian University and Joint Director of their Law Clinic discusses how his involvement with the clinic has complemented his studies


Trains, planes and automobiles - and that’s just the start of the upcoming road trip featuring our president and our newest colleagues in the member services engagement team!

Take part in developing the future route to qualification as a solicitor

Solicitors and academics have the opportunity to feed into a review of legal education and the future of the route to qualification.

Why did we choose to report our pay gap?

Some of you may have noticed that we chose to report our pay gap even though we were not obliged to by the legislation. Head of Education Policy, Rob Marrs explains why.

Becoming a solicitor - the long way round

Paul Nevin, Senior Solicitor at Moray Council, discusses his alcoholism and belated entry to the legal profession.

Legal complaints costs to rise despite falling numbers

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission has confirmed plans for an above inflation increase in its 2018-19 budget, despite the falling number of eligible complaints against Scottish solicitors.

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