How the Law Society of Scotland helps to shape the law is the focus of the organisation’s latest video, launched today, 14 January. 

‘Helping to shape good law in Scotland and beyond’ explains how the Society, along with its network of volunteers, helps to inform the work of our law makers, across the Scottish, UK and European parliaments. 

Christine McLintock, President of the Law Society said: “Helping to shape good law is a fundamental part of the work we do here at the Society and it is one of the ways in which we seek to achieve our statutory duty to work in the public interest.

“Our small, but highly skilled staff team work with our network of over 200 volunteers, each of whom specialises in a particular area of law, from family and inheritance law, through consumer, employment and tax law and everything in between.  Our volunteers are also not solely solicitors; we have a number who are professionals in other fields, such as accountants, clinicians and academics, and their knowledge and expertise is invaluable to the work that we do.  

“This vast diversity of experience of enables us to respond to government consultations, prepare briefings on bills that are making their way through parliament and helps us to shape our policy positions.  While we mostly focus our work on the Scottish and UK parliaments, we do keep an eye on Europe, and our team in Brussels is instrumental at keeping us up to date with the latest legislative developments.”

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