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Next stage of vulnerable accused persons project

The Criminal Law Committee are looking for examples and information about experiences of cases involving vulnerable accused persons to take forward a follow-up project to their April 2019 report on the subject.

Law Society supports moves to ensure Shetland by-election is ECHR compliant

The Law Society has supported steps taken by the Scottish Government to ensure that the Shetland by-election is compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include comments on the regulation of short-term lets, online harms and more.

FairBnB?

Our policy executives, Gillian Mawdsley and Alison McNab, discuss the Scottish Government's proposals to regulate the short-term letting market.

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!

New planning legislation must deliver

In our briefing issued to MSPs, we have warned that the Planning (Scotland) Bill is currently unworkable and risks adding significant additional costs on local authorities, developers and communities.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on succession law, vulnerable witnesses and environmental protections after Brexit!

Greater publicity required on importance of making a will

In our response to a Scottish Government consultation, we have stressed the importance of making a will and keeping it updated.

Law Society launches first sector-wide survey on mental health

We are urging everyone working in Scotland’s legal sector to take part in a new survey on mental health in the workplace.

Loss of EU environmental governance could see drop in current protections in UK post-Brexit

We have called for current environmental protections to remain intact after the UK leaves the European Union.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on redundancy protection for women and new parents, defamation, charity law and more!

Greater consistency needed for vulnerable accused people

Report sets out five key steps to ensure greater consistency for vulnerable accused people