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Ken Dalling confirmed as Law Society President for 2021

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling will become the Society's next Vice President in May 2020

Brexit - what's next?

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 aims to improve price transparency in legal services

New guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services.

Getting ready to complete your AML Certificate

In advance of the AML Certificate submission period opening on 10 February, AML Analyst, Fraser Sinclair provides some useful information to help you prepare.

Be part of our new lawyers reference group

Applications are open for anyone wanting to join our new lawyers reference group. The group meets bi-annually in Edinburgh to discuss issues affecting new lawyers and contribute to our strategy in related areas.

Thank you to Vice Dean of Faculty of Advocates

Tribute to Angela Grahame QC following the announcement that she is stepping down as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

A quick guide to the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019

Provisions of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019 came into effect today (Monday 20 January 2020), including a presumption in favour of pre-recording the evidence of child witnesses in certain types of cases. We are working with Scottish Government officials to develop training in this area, and in the meantime have highlighted some of the changes.

Practice Rule Changes

See our update on Practice Rule changes relating to client communications and firms' client relations managers which come into effect on 1 February 2020

Property Law Committee update

Our Property Law Committee consider the law and practice around conveyancing and provide information and guidance where appropriate for the benefit of the Scottish legal profession. The committee has a keen understanding of the the ongoing challenges that property solicitors face in practice, deals with a variety of issues and is keen to highlight some of their recent work.

Scottish Government legal aid fee review: your views

Ian Moir, convener of the Law Society of Scotland Legal Aid Committee, calls for practitioners' experiences of the impact of legal aid fees

The role of appropriate adults

We highlight some of the key features arising from the Appropriate Adults Scheme which has came into effect this month, including their engagement with solicitors in relation to interviewing vulnerable adults.

SETS upgrade phase two

In early 2020 some changes and new functionality will become available in the online tax collection system (SETS). These changes and new functionality are collectively described as ‘Phase two’ of the SETS Upgrade.

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