Law Society news archive for 2019
- Posts in 2019
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.
The Society has announced its strategic partnership with Braemar Finance, one of the premier finance providers for the professions in the UK.
Fees for Registers of Scotland reports will increase as of Monday 30 September.
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.
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.
Taking learnings from last year's inaugural AML Certificate process on board, this year's process will run to a different schedule.
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.
Chetna Bhatt, co-founder and CEO of Being Lawyers, discusses what we can all do to maximise our potential while ensuring our wellbeing at work.
Giuseppe Pia, trainee at Burness Paull, is the first person to undertake a legal tech seat at the firm; a dual role with the tech & commercial team and the firm’s innovation manager. Over his blog series, Giuseppe will de-code the hot topic of legal tech and explain what he’s learning about this growing area of legal service.
Our Head of AML, Graham Mackenzie explains that due to a growing understanding of the inherent risks faced by legal professionals, we are enhancing our Anti-Money Laundering supervision regime.
A below inflationary rise in the cost of practising as a Scottish solicitor, has been agreed by solicitors at today’s Special General Meeting.