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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.

Congratulations to new Vice Dean

Our President John Mulholland has congratulated Roddy Dunlop QC on his election as the new Vice Dean of Faculty.

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.

Ken Dalling confirmed as Law Society President for 2021

Stirling solicitor Ken Dalling will become the Society's next Vice President in May 2020

Brexit - what's next?

The UK's Withdrawal from the EU - where are we now, what's next and what are our priorities for the negotiations to come?

New guidance aims to improve price transparency in legal services

New guidance for Scottish solicitors on publishing pricing aims to help consumers better understand the cost of legal advice and services.

Getting ready to complete your AML Certificate

In advance of the AML Certificate submission period opening on 10 February, AML Analyst, Fraser Sinclair provides some useful information to help you prepare.

Be part of our new lawyers reference group

Applications are open for anyone wanting to join our new lawyers reference group. The group meets bi-annually in Edinburgh to discuss issues affecting new lawyers and contribute to our strategy in related areas.