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Law Society raises concerns ahead of budget

Ahead of the 2017 Scottish budget, the Law Society calls for further LBTT reforms and comments on the Scottish income tax rate

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had another busy year analysing and responding to proposed changes in the law to positively influence the creation of a fairer and more just society.

Legal aid benefits Scotland’s health, wealth and happiness

Every person in Scotland benefits from legal aid according to a new study which is the first of its kind in Scotland.

Brussels Agenda - October 2017

Read the October edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Law Reform round up November 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including pre-recording evidence of child and other vulnerable witnesses and the future of financial regulation and supervision post-Brexit.

Lack of adequate internet provision compounds challenges of living in rural Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland has said that aspects of the universal service obligation (USO) for broadband service providers mean it is unlikely to meet the needs of more remote rural communities in Scotland.

Law reform round up October 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Islands (Scotland) Bill and the potential impacts of Brexit on health and competition matters.

Brussels Agenda - September 2017

Read the September edition, for all the latest EU developments.

Law reform round up September 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill and Brexit.

Proposed Bill would offer protection to children

Proposals to change the law would offer children the same legal protection from assault as adults, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Law reform round up August 2017

Our committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the Scottish Law Commission’s Tenth Programme of Law Reform consultation and Brexit.

Brussels Agenda - July/August 2017

Read the July/August edition, for all the latest EU developments.