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Law Society accredited as a Leader in Diversity

We have been accredited as a Leader in Diversity, recognising our achievements and commitment to lead workplace best practice in Scotland.

Cross-party report shows government wrong to try to politically control legal profession

A new report from a cross-party committee of MSPs has shown how Scottish Government plans to try and control the way the legal profession operates were wrong and risked undermining the rule of law.

Paying tribute to former Law Society president Professor Philip Love CBE

Our President Sheila Webster has offered her deepest condolences to family, friends and former colleagues of Professor Philip Love, CBE, who was president of the Law Society of Scotland in 1981-1982.

AML: Changes to domestic PEPs

Domestic politically exposed persons (PEPs) can now be considered inherently lower risk than non-domestic PEPs, following recent changes to money laundering regulations by the UK government.

Law Society of Scotland highlights serious failings in Rwanda Bill

The professional body for Scottish solicitors has called for amendments to the legislation to ensure its legal integrity, saying the Bill in its current form undermines the independence of the UK’s judiciary and risks breaching international law.

HM Treasury money laundering advisory notice: High-risk third countries

HM Treasury has released a money laundering advisory notice amending the definition of High-Risk Third Countries.

MSPs warned of unacceptable danger posed by juryless rape trials

Law Society President Sheila Webster has appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee to provide evidence on the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill, alongside the Society’s Head of Research Alan McCreadie.

Nine solicitor advocates welcomed in third ceremony in a week

The Law Society of Scotland granted extended rights of audience to nine new solicitor advocates yesterday, joining the 16 who were introduced last week.

16 solicitor advocates celebrated in back-to-back ceremonies

The Law Society of Scotland has granted 16 new solicitor advocates extended rights of audience at back-to-back ceremonies at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.