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Accredited Paralegal new practice areas

As a membership group of over 600 members we are always keen to grow and diversify our membership, by being as inclusive as possible... but we need your help.

Law Society supports moves to ensure Shetland by-election is ECHR compliant

The Law Society has supported steps taken by the Scottish Government to ensure that the Shetland by-election is compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights.

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Support Team of the Year prove that hard work, innovation and research can reap rewards.

Revenue Scotland Scottish Electronic Tax System upgrade

Revenue Scotland have now upgraded the online tax collection system, known as SETS. We are aware that users are experiencing difficulties with the new system and have some suggested workarounds from our Tax Law Sub-Committee convener, Isobel d'Inverno and Property Law Convener, Deborah Lovell.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include comments on the regulation of short-term lets, online harms and more.


Our policy executives, Gillian Mawdsley and Alison McNab, discuss the Scottish Government's proposals to regulate the short-term letting market.

Lord Reed to become Supreme Court President

Law Society President welcomes the announcement that Lord Reed is to become President of the Supreme Court in 2020.

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Duncan Milne, Trainee solicitor at Blackadders tells us how use of social media has resulted in upturn in fortunes

My time as an intern at the Law Society of Scotland

The career ready programme gave Taylor a unique opportunity to work with the Law Society of Scotland.

Unified approach to cross border AML supervision

A memorandum of understanding to make sure there is a lead regulator for AML supervision where firms have a presence both in Scotland and in England and Wales has been agreed, primarily based on the location of law firms’ registered offices.

Glasgow solicitor and school pupil win art competition

Artwork created by Glasgow-based solicitor Graham Mitchell and ten-year-old Helena Xu has been selected as commemorative covers for the July edition of the Journal magazine which marks the Law Society of Scotland's platinum anniversary.

2018 Law awards of Scotland winners blog

Claire McFadzean, Lecturer in Law at Glasgow Caledonian University tell us how their law clinic looks to widen legal access and provide a learning experience to young people.