Platinum blog series

In the next in our series of Platinum blogs, Rebecca Lindsay, trainee solicitor at Wright Johnston Mackenzie reflects on the potential loss of governmental accountability in the wake of Brexit and the possible impact on the environment.

Law Society pays tribute to Past President Denys Andrews

The Society's President John Mulholland pays tribute to Past President Denys Andrews

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Jamie Apted, winner of the Rising Star Award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019 tells us how his positive contributions to the profession helped him win prestigious award.

Platinum blog series

In the next in our series of Platinum blogs, Rebecca Lindsay, trainee solicitor at Wright Johnston Mackenzie reflects on the potential loss of governmental accountability in the wake of Brexit and the possible impact on the environment.

Revenue Scotland Scottish Electronic Tax System upgrade

Revenue Scotland will be upgrading the online tax collection system, known as SETS (Scottish Electronic Tax System) in July. This will affect the submission of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) returns.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include comments on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill and more!

Consultation presents opportunity to create a fairer and simpler legal aid system

Consultation presents opportunity to create a fairer and simpler legal aid system

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Managing director of Scullion LAW, Nicolas Scullion describes how their dedication to the community resulted in their scooping of the Commitment to the Community Award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

Scottish Government response to Roberton report

The Scottish Government has pledged to consult on possible reforms after recognising the main Roberton recommendation to create a wholly new regulatory body had “polarised” views.

See you again next year, Edinburgh Pride

Alongside a number of Law Society colleagues, Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, joined The Glass Network and CMS at Edinburgh Pride on Saturday.

Revenue Scotland to launch upgrade to Scottish Electronic Tax System

Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive of Revenue Scotland provides an update on the upgrade to the Scottish Electronic Tax System planned for July.

Platinum blog series

In the latest in our series of platinum anniversary blogs, Michael Kusznir, solicitor at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and member of our Trust and Succession Law Sub-committee, looks back to a time when an ‘illegitimate’ child was a stranger in law and blood to its parents.