Law Society news archive for 2020
- Posts in 2020
The Legal Aid Committee are looking for your views to feed into their response to the Scottish Goverment's legal aid fee review.
Gillespie Macandrew is the third firm to join a pilot scheme to incorporate contextualised recruitment into their next trainee hiring round. A partnership between Rare Recruitment and the Law Society, the aim is to increase fair access to the profession.
Bookings are now open for the March introductory course for potential solicitor advocates. Anyone looking to apply to become a solicitor advocate will need to complete an introductory course before making an application.
Legal aid plays an important role in Scottish society. John Mulholland, President of the Society pays tribute to our member solicitors who work on this basis to provide the very best quality advice and representation to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our communities.
Our Policy Executive, Gillian Mawdsley was invited to speak at a Holocaust Memorial Day event for the Scottish civil service, on the deceptively normal legal and policy processes which helped create concentration camps and facilitated mass murder.
Our President John Mulholland has congratulated Roddy Dunlop QC on his election as the new Vice Dean of Faculty.
Our policy committees have had a busy month analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.
Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling will become the Society's next Vice President in May 2020
The UK's Withdrawal from the EU - where are we now, what's next and what are our priorities for the negotiations to come?
New guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services.
The first batch of Smartcards ever issued are due for renewal in this year. We're keen to hear about your experience of using them. Join us at one of three focus groups in March 2020.
In advance of the AML Certificate submission period opening on 10 February, AML Analyst, Fraser Sinclair provides some useful information to help you prepare.