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Law Society at the Elder Abuse Scotland Conference

Policy Executive, Gillian Mawdsley, was delighted to attend and participate at the Action on Elder Abuse Scotland 2019 National Conference on behalf of the Law Society of Scotland by running a workshop on how the Scottish legal system should protect older people.

New anti-money laundering committee

A brand new regulatory anti-money laundering (AML) sub committee is being set up to ensure that the Law Society can meet its increasing statutory obligations as a responsible and effective AML regulator.

Law Society of Scotland launches reporting concerns line

Individuals with concerns that members of the legal community are involved with financial improprieties or money laundering, can now anonymously report their concerns to the professional body for Scottish solicitors.

UK Supreme Court rules that Scottish Parliament Continuity Bill cannot become law

Law Society comments on Supreme Court ruling on the Continuity Bill

Future of legal services regulation

Carole Ford, lay convener of the Regulatory Committee, writes about the need for reform of legal services regulation which ensures robust public protections.

Let's talk about stress

Our Head of High Street Engagement, Katie McKenna, shares her personal experience of stress and calls for employers and employees to look stress in the face and take positive action.

Opportunities for influence and development on our committees

Solicitors and non-solicitors have the opportunity to get involved with the work of the Law Society of Scotland, influencing decisions affecting the Scottish legal profession and helping to shape good law.

Judicial Factor appointed to Dalbeattie law firm

A Judicial Factor has been appointed to Dalbeattie law firm, Austins LLP

Public back Law Society call for restrictions on using term ‘lawyer’

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for the term ‘lawyer’ to include only those who have recognised legal qualifications and are regulated, as is the case for solicitors and advocates.

The art of public communications

Ian Forsyth, one of our Public Communications Executives, blogs about the challenges of his role and how we can help you get the right clients through the door.

Find a Solicitor upgrade

We’re upgrading the Find a Solicitor tool on our website to help people looking for a solicitor access accurate, up to date information on every practising Scottish solicitor and their firm.

Hate crime legislation review survey

Solicitors and members of the public are being encouraged to submit their views on hate crime legislation in Scotland.