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2018 Financial Benchmarking Survey - deadline extended

Law firms across Scotland can still take part in the 2018 financial benchmarking survey to assess the financial health of their firm.

2018 Financial Benchmarking Survey launch

Law firms across Scotland are invited to take part in a survey to assess the financial health of the legal sector.

GDPR – Plan, don’t panic

Tim Musson, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Privacy Law Committee, explains why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all-important for law firms.

The residence nil rate band – are your clients affected?

Alison Fitzsimons, Associate Director with Tilney in Scotland explains what the residence nil rate band, which was introduced in April 2017, means for inheritance planning.

It’s (not just) the law: Five other disciplines that can make you a better lawyer

Andrew Scott, Outreach and Research Officer in the Law Society of Scotland CPD & Training team, explains the value of interdisciplinary knowledge for legal professionals.

HSBC to extend conveyancing panel in Scotland

HSBC is to extend membership of its conveyancing panel to allow firms regulated by the Society to apply for panel membership for purchase transactions in Scotland.

UK Government consultation: anti-money laundering supervisory review

The UK Government has launched a consultation on how a new anti-money laundering supervisory body should operate and be funded.

New guide for Scottish solicitors sets out how to avert cyber attacks

Cybersecurity risks can be particularly severe for solicitors – but simple steps will help to reduce the risk of cyber attacks, according to a new guide published by the Law Society of Scotland.

New legislation on Scottish partnerships

The UK Government has introduced new legislation which extends beneficial ownership registration requirements to Scottish limited partnerships and certain Scottish general partnerships

Anti-money laundering regulations - update

The Law Society of Scotland is working with representatives from across the UK’s legal sector to update anti-money laundering (AML) guidance, following changes brought about by the Money Laundering Regulations, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLRs), which have come into effect this week.

Do you know how much is enough to retire?

Mike Wardlaw, a Chartered Financial Planner with Tilney in Scotland highlights the importance of financial planning for business owners.

The discount rate - what next?

Kathryn Milne, a personal injury specialist at Tilney, analyses the recent discount rate announcement.