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Cladding update

Following Grenfell, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued guidance, earlier this year, on the use of cladding on high rise buildings in England & Wales. Although not applicable in Scotland the information contained within it is relevant in Scotland and the Scottish Government references the guidance on its own website.

Fifth Money Laundering Directive

On the 10 January 2020, the UK Money Laundering Regulations are being amended, to take account of changes imposed by the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to next round of national debating tournament.

Law Society call for expert views on planning obligations

The Planning Law Sub-Committee is inviting Scottish solicitors and interested stakeholders to share their views on the subject of planning obligations under section 75 (Planning Obligations) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (‘the Act’).

Give the gift of thanks this BaubleFest

The theme for this year's annual festive Lawscot Foundation fundraiser is 'thank you'. Buy a bauble for our Lawscot Foundation tree to say ‘thank you’ to someone who has made a difference in your life, with all the proceeds raised going to support more young people.

Ken Dalling nominated to become next Law Society of Scotland Vice President

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has been nominated to become the next Vice President of the Law Society of Scotland.

Tribute paid to past president Philip Dry

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former president Philip Dry, who passed away on 24 November 2019.

Law Society staff raise £7708 for West Lothian Foodbank

Walking the Kiltwalk, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, and organising a staff ‘soup kitchen’, are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £7708 for West Lothian Foodbank in the last year.

SLCC annual report

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) annual report for 2018/19, chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, Lorna Jack said, “We are pleased to see the SLCC’s improved performance and its progress in clearing the backlog of cases. However, it is clear much more needs to be done.

2019 Scottish legal award winner blog

Jill Sinclair, who recently won the Lawyer of the year award for 2019 gives an insight in to the factors which led to the award win.

Nine new solicitor advocates welcomed

Nine Scottish solicitors, admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

SNAILED IT… Law society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’ which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.