Law Society news archive for February 2020
- Posts in February, 2020
New procedural rules are to apply in the Court of Session and must be followed in certain personal injury actions with effect from 1 March 2020.
Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first LexFactor battle of the bands to support the Lawscot Foundation.
The legal sector’s provision of Trust or Company services has been identified as an inherently high risk area of business and as such, the area of focus for our first thematic review - the results of which have now been published.
Planning on starting the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2020? Take a tour of our virtual diploma fair to check out what's on offer from the six Scottish providers to consider all of your options.
Teams through to the semi-final of our national schools' debating tournament.
Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society.
We have launched a survey to understand more about the career aspirations of current law students and solicitors of the future. Whether you hope to become a solicitor or not, we would like to hear from all final year law students, to understand more about your career choices.
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.