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Nominations open for new ‘third sector’ seat on Law Society Council

Nominations are being invited to four of the Law Society’s governing Council seats, including a new seat to represent the third sector.

Law Society of Scotland condemns Home Office video

The Law Society has condemned a UK Home Office video which describes legal professionals acting on behalf of migrants as ‘activist lawyers’ and called for it to be withdrawn.

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.

Consulting with legal profession is key

Consulting with the legal profession is key to delivering post-pandemic courts which are effective and fair for all.

Diploma 2020 Q&A published

Following an unprecedented number of applications to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice this year, the Law Society of Scotland has created a dedicated advice section for students who have not secured a place on the Diploma.

Response to courts COVID-19 recovery plan

President of the Law Society, Amanda Millar, says it's vital that an open dialogue with the legal profession is part of the court service recovery plan.

Roll out of High Court Jury Centres welcomed

The Law Society has welcomed news that jury trials in solemn cases will make use of remote centres to ensure cases can go ahead while preserving physical distancing.

UK Government Economic Crime Levy Consultation

The UK Government is running a consultation on the proposed economic crime levy and we would strongly encourage members with an interest in the proposals, to submit your own responses by the 13 October deadline.

New working group for COP26

A new working group is leading on the Society's work to support policy development and law reform relating to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) due to take place in Glasgow in November 2021.