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Concerns remain over drop in legal aid spend

We have commented on a further drop in legal aid spend following publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report.

Law Society launches new accreditation for legal technologists

Solicitors and Accredited Paralegals who have specialist technology roles could be awarded a new accreditation in recognition of their expertise.

Working as a government solicitor

Holly Dyce, newly qualified solicitor at GLSS, discusses the realities of applying for and undertaking a traineeship with the Government

Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Carolyn Thurston Smith, one of our policy executives, will be moderating a panel at next month’s World Trade Organisation’s Public Forum : Millennials and Generation Z as customer and client: changing trade for next generation businesses

Law Society and Faculty comment on importance of independent judiciary and legal profession

Law Society President John Mulholland and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Gordon Jackson QC jointly comment in advance of the Supreme Court judgment on the UK Government’s prorogation of Parliament.

Law Society responds to consultation on Legal Aid reform

The Law Society of Scotland has highlighted the importance of making the legal aid system easier to navigate for members of the public and solicitors, and reiterated concerns about the sustainability of funding for the service as part of the response to a Scottish Government consultation on legal aid reform.

Strategic partnership with Braemar Finance announced

The Society has announced its strategic partnership with Braemar Finance, one of the premier finance providers for the professions in the UK.

Registers of Scotland reports price increase

Fees for Registers of Scotland reports will increase as of Monday 30 September.

AML Roundup September 2019

As the UK and Scottish Governments continue to intensify focus on AML measures and scrutiny of professional body supervisors, we continue to build our capabilities in this area – both to fulfill our responsibilities as a supervisor and to support our members’ compliance. Given that context, there is a huge volume of information and materials available and we have rounded these up for our members.

10 top tips to get you started on social media

If you're painfully aware that you're missing a trick when it comes to social media and your business, but Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin are complete mysteries to you, these ten top tips will provide a useful starting point for you.

The AML Certificate period is changing

Taking learnings from last year's inaugural AML Certificate process on board, this year's process will run to a different schedule.

Law Society at the Elder Abuse Scotland Conference

Policy Executive, Gillian Mawdsley, was delighted to attend and participate at the Action on Elder Abuse Scotland 2019 National Conference on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland by running a workshop on how the Scottish legal system should protect older people.

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