Law Society news archive for April 2020
- Posts in April, 2020
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.
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.
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.
The Society has joined a number of organisations within Scotland's business community to call for clarity, consistency and cooperation in Covid-19 response.
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.
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.