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The law of succession - what next?

John Kerrigan, member of our Trusts and Succession Law Sub-Committee, summarises the Scottish Government's response to the consultation on the law of succession.

Law Society launches rights of cohabitants consultation

We are asking the legal profession and interested stakeholders for their views on the law providing rights for cohabitants.

Public policy highlights

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

Children’s Act review must ensure child-centred approach remains

The Society has said the rights of children in Scotland should be strengthened to ensure their views are heard in its response to the Children's Act review.

Public policy highlights

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

Widening access to the legal profession

Read our comments on the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee report on widening access to the legal profession

Financial health check of Scottish legal sector indicates revenue boost for larger law firms

A financial health check of Scottish law firms has indicated that increasing work volumes have boosted revenue, although sole principal solicitor firms are shown to be struggling.

Third of solicitors are victims of violence or threats, according to survey

A third of solicitors who took part in a recent survey have been victims of violence or threatening behaviour.

Public policy highlights

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

Welcome focus on consumer protection, health and family in 2018-19 legislative programme

The Law Society of Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s legislative programme announced by the First Minister today, 4 September 2018.

Law Society welcomes Criminal Justice Disability report

The Law Society has welcomed publication of the Criminal Justice Disability Project report

Public policy highlights

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