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AML Roundup September 2019

As the UK and Scottish Governments continue to intensify focus on AML measures and scrutiny of professional body supervisors, we continue to build our capabilities in this area – both to fulfill our responsibilities as a supervisor and to support our members’ compliance. Given that context, there is a huge volume of information and materials available and we have rounded these up for our members.

10 top tips to get you started on social media

If you're painfully aware that you're missing a trick when it comes to social media and your business, but Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin are complete mysteries to you, these ten top tips will provide a useful starting point for you.

The AML Certificate period is changing

Taking learnings from last year's inaugural AML Certificate process on board, this year's process will run to a different schedule.

Law Society at the Elder Abuse Scotland Conference

Policy Executive, Gillian Mawdsley, was delighted to attend and participate at the Action on Elder Abuse Scotland 2019 National Conference on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland by running a workshop on how the Scottish legal system should protect older people.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Tim Taylor, Scottish solicitor at Hastings Legal and member of our Property and Land Law Reform Law Sub-Committee looks at the significance of Scottish Standard Clauses in the context of our 70 year history.

Enhanced AML inspection pilot

Our Head of AML, Graham Mackenzie explains that due to a growing understanding of the inherent risks faced by legal professionals, we are enhancing our Anti-Money Laundering supervision regime.

2019 Scottish legal award winner blogs

Julie Harris, Partner at Allan McDougall Solicitors talks about how their client orientated focus and a different approach to working with them led to winning Litigation Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Scottish solicitor, Policy Executive and Secretary to our Criminal Law Committee, Gillian Mawdsley discusses the death penalty, its implications in terms of human rights and abolition in the context of our 70 year history.

New pilot scheme to tackle social mobility in Scotland

A first of its kind pilot scheme has been launched to help improve the chances for less-advantaged young people to get into their dream career in the legal sector.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Aiste Slezeviciute, a member of our Competition Law Sub-Committee and Assistant Director, Mergers at the Competition and Markets Authority, looks at the broad reach of competition law.

New Financial Services and Asset management practice area

Our in-house Accredited Paralegal, Janet Rieu-Clarke and Accredited Paralegal Committee member, Laura Mack of Baillie Gifford are delighted to introduce the newest Accredited Paralegal practice area... Financial Services and Asset management

2018 Law awards of Scotland winners blog

David Beveridge, Managing Director of Macdonald Henderson tells us how his teams track records bring award win