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Hendrie Legal Limited

The Society has stepped in to ensure that clients are protected while appropriate managerial arrangements are put in place to cover the absence of a director at Hendrie Legal Limited. The Society’s petition for a judicial factor on the client account of the practice was granted by the Court of Session on Wednesday, 21 December.

Government reforms on legal regulation good news for consumers and the Scottish legal sector

Scottish Government plans to bring forward new legislation to reform and modernise the regulation of legal services are good news for consumers and the Scottish legal sector.

Seven new solicitor advocates granted extended rights of audience

Another seven new solicitor advocates have been introduced to the Court in a ceremony at the Court of Session in Edinburgh today.

Susan Murray confirmed as President-elect for 2024/25

NHS in-house solicitor Susan Murray has been named as the Law Society of Scotland’s President-elect for 2024/25.

Diploma changes to aid clarity and inclusiveness

The Law Society of Scotland has launched consultation on proposed minor changes to modernise the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice required to undertake a solicitor traineeship.

Law Society backs call for urgent reform to legal aid system

The Law Society of Scotland has backed the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s call for urgent reform to address the crisis facing the legal aid system and access to justice as a whole.

Views wanted on the Scottish Letting Agent Register

The Scottish Government wants to hear from users of the Scottish Letting Agent Register to learn about your experiences of the renewal process and any ideas for potential operational improvements.

Scottish lawyers to lead European project on advance choices

The Law Society of Scotland’s work on advance choices in case of future disablement has inspired a major project to encourage legal reform across Europe.

Court of Session confirms position on legal privilege and third party complaints

The Court of Session has confirmed its position on legal privilege in relation to third party complaints and has provided clarity on the limits of client confidentiality following publication of its opinion on 9 December.

Annual members survey launch

The Law Society of Scotland’s annual members survey aims to provide a better understanding of members current views on a wide range of topics, including where they believe the focus of the Society’s work should be.

Human Rights Day 2022 - Civil Society Letter

This Human Rights Day, the United Nations is calling for action to counter scepticism of, and rollbacks against, human rights, by establishing that human rights are never relative and must always be upheld as what unites all of humanity.

New Scottish solicitors honoured with admissions ceremony

The Scottish legal sector has welcomed 55 new solicitors to the profession at an admissions ceremony at the Signet Library in central Edinburgh.