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Future of legal services regulation

Carole Ford, lay convener of the Regulatory Committee, writes about the need for reform of legal services regulation which ensures robust public protections.

Two nominations for the Law Society of Scotland vice president

Amanda Millar and Paul Matthews have been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Christine McLintock: Independence of legal profession under threat

Christine McLintock, former General Counsel of Pinsent Masons and member of the Roberton review panel, discusses Esther Roberton's report on the regulation of legal services.

Christmas campaign launched to support legal stars

Caroline Court, partner at law firm Davidson Chalmers in Edinburgh, was joined by two Lawscot Foundation students, Demi and Alisha, to launch this year’s BaubleFest campaign.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.

I'm a solicitor - and a carer

Solicitor Gordon Lennox writes about combining full-time work with the responsibilities of being a carer on Carers Rights Day 2018.

Plans for legal aid reform published

Implementing new, evidence-based review system must be a priority in plans to modernise legal aid system

Law Society staff raise £8669 for Ovarian Cancer Action

Marathon relays, walking the Water of Leith in the snow and numerous bake sales, are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £8669 over the last year for Ovarian Cancer Action.

61 new solicitors welcomed to profession

61 new solicitors were admitted to the profession at our latest Admission Ceremony which took place today at the Signet Library in Edinburgh.

Not yet registered with ScotLIS?

Registers of Scotland is withdrawing Registers Direct, its legacy service for accessing registers, on 30 November 2018.

Fraud alert

We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be attaching a subscription invoice from Xero, stating that an amount will be debited from your credit card and inviting you to click on a link.

Five new solicitor advocates welcomed

Five Scottish solicitors, admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony on Thursday 15 November 2018.