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John Mulholland to be next Law Society of Scotland vice president

Falkirk solicitor John Mulholland has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s next vice president today, Friday 15 December 2017.

Law Society launch Christmas charity campaign to help legal stars shine

The Law Society launched this year's Baublefest campaign to raise much needed funds for The Lawscot Foundation.

Accredited Paralegal highlights 2017

It’s been non-stop since the Accredited Paralegal status launched on 7 August and now I’ve been here for six months, it’s a good time to look at what we have achieved together so far.

Law Society pays tribute to Ethel Houston OBE

The Law Society has paid tribute to Ethel Houston OBE, one of the first women to become a partner of a Scottish law firm.

Two nominations for the Law Society of Scotland vice president

Austin Lafferty and John Mulholland have been nominated to become the next vice president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Less than 1% of solicitor work is a cause for complaint

New figures have shown that despite a record number of solicitors in the year 2016/17, there were only 23 more complaints against the legal profession.

Dickson Minto becomes Lawscot Foundation platinum sponsor

Academically gifted students from less advantaged backgrounds in Scotland will have their aspirations of a legal education realised as law firm Dickson Minto agree to donate £10,000 to the Lawscot Foundation.

Glasgow twins become solicitors

Twins, Stephanie and Madeleine Barratt, originally from Glasgow were welcomed to the legal profession as Scottish solicitors on the same day.

Law Society staff raise over £8,000 for the Stroke Association

Law Society of Scotland staff have raised a total of £8,307 for the Stroke Association in a huge range of fundraising activity including walking the West Highland Way, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, a table tennis tournament, pub quiz, raffles and bake sales.

Law Society of Scotland appoints new executive director to boost member services

Paul Mosson has a strong background in delivering member services within the legal sector having worked with the Bar Council of England and Wales for nine years

Scottish pupils to debate removing monuments to controversial figures

Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to take to the floor in the opening rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament.

SLAB annual report 2017

The Law Society has responded to the publication of the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s (SLAB) annual report 2017 today, Friday, 3 November, which shows a further overall drop in legal aid spending from £137.8 million to £135.7 million.