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New court rules in personal injury actions

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.

Law Society President and Chief Executive take to the stage for 'LexFactor' fundraiser

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.

TCSP thematic review report

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.

Take a virtual tour of diploma providers

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.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to the semi-final of our national schools' debating tournament.

Law Society accredits first non-lawyer legal technology specialist

Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society.

Final year LLB survey 2020

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.

Your views wanted - Scottish legal aid fee review

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 joins contextualised recruitment pilot

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.

Solicitor advocate introductory course

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.

The value of legal aid

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.

Law Society speaker at Holocaust Memorial event

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.

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