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Top 7 tips for mentors

Experienced Law Society of Scotland mentors David Bryson and Christopher Morgan discuss their 7 top tips for mentors

New Online Process for ongoing AML registration

We have launched a new online service for ongoing AML registration for solicitors joining, leaving or changing roles within their firm.

Email scam

We have been informed of scam emails sent to law firms and claiming to be from a client in connection with the purchase of a property.

New Incidental Financial Business rules and guidance

Legal services consumers are set to benefit from new practice rules for Scottish solicitors on Incidental Financial Business.

Budgets, relationships and ethics

Ahead of our annual conference on Friday 26 October, leadership and governance consultant Ciarán Fenton previews his conference session for in-house lawyers.

Law Society President pays tribute to Murray Sinclair

The Society's president Alison Atack pays tribute to our Council member Murray Sinclair who has passed away.

The PEAT 2 review and how to make the most of yours

Eilidh Smith, a second year trainee at Brodies talks about the PEAT 2 review process and how to make the most of yours

Children’s Act review must ensure child-centred approach remains

The Society has said the rights of children in Scotland should be strengthened to ensure their views are heard in its response to the Children's Act review.

AML risk asessment review

Has your firm completed an AML risk assessment? It's an essential part of law firms' anti-money laundering activity

What have I learned in four years? Where do I start...

John Brannigan, of Russells Gibson McCaffrey, explains why, after only four years in post, he's only too aware of how rewarding a career as a solicitor can be

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.

Money laundering and the professions – what next?

Graham Barrow, anti-money laundering consultant and writer about financial crime, discusses the UK Government’s recent announcement regarding the professions and money launderers.