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Cost of regulatory compliance survey

We are asking Scottish law firms to help us better understand the costs of regulatory compliance by completing a short online survey.

Edinburgh solicitor wins Innovation Cup

A tool designed to help solicitors when preparing to terminate commercial leases at the end of their contractual term, is the brainchild of an Edinburgh solicitor who has won this year’s Innovation Cup.

Law Society pays tribute to Past President Denys Andrews

The Society's President John Mulholland pays tribute to Past President Denys Andrews

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Jamie Apted, winner of the Rising Star Award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019 tells us how his positive contributions to the profession helped him win prestigious award.

Revenue Scotland Scottish Electronic Tax System upgrade

Revenue Scotland will be upgrading the online tax collection system, known as SETS (Scottish Electronic Tax System) in July. This will affect the submission of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include comments on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill and more!

Consultation presents opportunity to create a fairer and simpler legal aid system

Consultation presents opportunity to create a fairer and simpler legal aid system

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Managing director of Scullion LAW, Nicolas Scullion describes how their dedication to the community resulted in their scooping of the Commitment to the Community Award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

Scottish Government response to Roberton report

The Scottish Government has pledged to consult on possible reforms after recognising the main Roberton recommendation to create a wholly new regulatory body had “polarised” views.

See you again next year, Edinburgh Pride

Alongside a number of Law Society colleagues, Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, joined The Glass Network and CMS at Edinburgh Pride on Saturday.

Revenue Scotland to launch upgrade to Scottish Electronic Tax System

Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive of Revenue Scotland provides an update on the upgrade to the Scottish Electronic Tax System planned for July.

52 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning (14 June) with 52 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.