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2021 Law student events and careers talks

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual careers talks and events, aimed at helping law students on their way to entering the legal profession.

Fraud alert

We have been informed of scam emails being sent to law firms claiming to be from Skipton's Conveyancing Panel.

Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award

We have been shortlisted for a national UK award for our work to support our members during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Five new solicitor advocates introduced to Court

Five Scottish solicitors, granted extended rights of audience by our Council to become solicitor advocates, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony at Parliament House.

Comment on SCTS contingency planning for COP26

Commenting on SCTS contingency planning for COP26, the Society's President Ken Dalling has said that it will be vital to ensure that any additional court business generated as a consequence of the conference is dealt with efficiently.

Law Society comment on Programme for Government 2021-22

Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for 2021-22, the Law Society's President has criticised the lack of progress on legal aid reform, saying the Scottish Government of dragging its feet on the issue.

Risk management at the heart of legal profession competition

The search for the latest ‘light bulb’ idea in risk management within the Scottish legal sector has been launched today. The Innovation Cup aims to tap into the expertise of the Scottish legal community and improve risk management across the profession. The Law Society of Scotland is running the competition in association with Master Policy lead insurers RSA and brokers, Lockton.

Society backs calls to assist Independent Afghanistan Bar Association President

The Society's president, Ken Dalling, has written to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab backing the call from the International Bar Association, to provide urgent assistance to Mr Rohullah Qarizada, President of the Independent Afghanistan Bar Association

Law Society launches COP26 & climate change competition

Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally? Scots Law students have been challenged to write or record their views on climate change and the law in our new competition to mark COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November.

Full implications of change must be considered as solicitors show strong support for the not proven verdict

Results of a recent survey of the profession on the Not Proven verdict show support for not proven to be retained.

Coronavirus update

We are working with partners in the Scottish legal sector and closely monitoring official advice and updates from Scottish Government and NHS to ensure that we are acting in accordance with the latest guidance to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, members and stakeholders.

Law Society President speaks out about critical language

Following comments about lawyers made in a national broadcast interview this week by the Prime Minister, Law Society President Ken Dalling has spoken out about the importance of respecting the role legal professionals play in civil society.