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Opportunities now open to join Law Society Council

The annual elections to the Law Society’s Council are to go ahead, and Scottish solicitors across the country are being invited to stand for nomination. There are eleven seats available across four constituencies.

UK Law Societies make joint approach to UK Chancellor on Covid-19

The Society has joined with the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Northern Ireland to make a unified and direct approach to the UK Chancellor.

Could you benefit from our mentoring programme?

During the the coronavirus outbreak support and advice can even more important and appreciated. We are encouraging our members to get involved in our mentoring programme as a mentor or a mentee.

Scottish business community calls for clarity, consistency and cooperation in Covid-19 response

The Society has joined a number of organisations within Scotland's business community to call for clarity, consistency and cooperation in Covid-19 response.

Public policy highlights

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.

Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

The case for allowing the most serious criminal trials to be heard without a jury has not yet been made, warns the Law Society of Scotland commenting on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill. This page has been updated to welcome the news that the Scottish Government will withdraw this element of the Bill.

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