Law Society news archive for 2019
- Posts in 2019
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.
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.
Teams through to next round of national debating tournament.
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’).
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.
Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling has been nominated to become the next Vice President of the Law Society of Scotland.
The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former president Philip Dry, who passed away on 24 November 2019.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.