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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.

Our support for Scottish Government's Consumer Scotland

We have expressed our support for the Scottish Government’s plans to establish a single consumer body, Consumer Scotland.

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.

Have bookmakers in Scotland been dealt a blow?

Stephen McGowan, partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at law firm TLT and a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Licensing Law Sub-committee looks at why it’s a significant time for bookmakers and the gambling industry in Scotland.

The value of research

Research executive Nicola Whiteford discusses the value of research and urges our members to have their say and take part in this year's Profile of the Profession survey before 30 May

Law Society raises concerns on proposed changes to the law on road traffic offences

Drivers accused of minor road traffic offences should retain the right to go to court if fixed penalty notices are introduced in Scotland

Getting to know you...

It's important that we know and understand our members - help us get to know you and take part in the Profile of the Profession survey.