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New Law Society President brings chambers perspective to role

Murray Etherington will formally take over the role of President from Ken Dalling at a meeting of the Society’s governing Council today.

Scottish solicitors approve uplift to practising certificate fee

Solicitors approved an increase to the practising certificate fee at the Society's AGM on 26 May 2022. The PC fee had been substantially discounted over the previous two years, as part of a £2.2 million financial package designed to support the profession through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moveable Transactions Bill

Long awaited new legislation aimed at reforming the law of moveable transactions has been published in draft today. Moveable transactions reform is intended to enable smaller businesses to use their assets as security against lower cost loans, and so such reform is a welcome development, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Lawyers from around the globe commemorate 90th anniversary of Paisley snail case

The world-famous ‘Paisley snail’ will take centre stage at an international online conference hosted by the Society to mark the 90th anniversary of the ground-breaking legal case which founded modern consumer rights law in countries around the globe.

Human rights must be at the core of proposals for law reform around advance choices and medical decision-making

Deficiencies in Scots law around advance choices, and medical decision-making in intensive care situations, put human rights in jeopardy, according to a Law Society of Scotland report.

Supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Our office bearers have an important message, standing up for gender diversity and freedom on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Law Society Council proposes PC fee lower than pre-pandemic in real terms

Following a two-year financial support package for Scottish solicitors to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Society's Council is proposing a practising certificate fee of £585, which is 8% lower in real terms compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Solicitor advocate first celebrated with new senators

The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice.

President's Dinner raises £5,000 for Lawscot Foundation students

The Lawscot Foundation has been boosted by more than £5,000 donated by guests attending the Law Society of Scotland President’s Dinner.

Publisher Bloomsbury to sponsor new Lawscot Foundation students

The Lawscot Foundation will be strengthening its support to future bursary recipients, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Scottish law and tax publisher Bloomsbury Professional.

Recommended pay to increase for trainee solicitors

Our recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors in Scotland will increase from next month.

2022-2027 Strategy survey

We are currently developing our new five year strategy for 2022-2027 and are looking for feedback from our members and stakeholders prior to its publication later this year.