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Law Society pays tribute to Alistair C. Clark

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to past president, Alistair C. Clark who passed away earlier this week.

Could the regulation of letting agents affect you?

The Scottish Government is in the process of preparing to implement a new scheme for the mandatory regulation and registration of letting agents in Scotland, under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014.

Law Society welcomes the timetable for Scottish Court Reforms

Responding to today’s speech by the Lord President where he announced a timetable for the reforms to Scotland’s courts, Fiona Robb, secretary to the Law Society of Scotland's Civil Justice Committee, said: “These reforms will have far-reaching and long term significance for the civil court structure in Scotland..."

New timetable for reform set to make courts more accessible for Scottish business

A statement from Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland, in response to today’s announcement by the Lord President on the timetable for reform of Scotland’s civil courts.

Law Society welcomes publication of draft Scotland clauses

Alistair Morris, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We welcome the publication of the draft clauses and are pleased to see that they take into account the Smith Commission recommendations.

Home Office rule change for Sikh solicitors attending UK detention centres

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed new Home Office rules which mean that Sikh solicitors will no longer have to remove articles of faith when meeting clients in UK detention centres.

What makes a good trainee solicitor (according to employers)?

Some prominent solicitors and people from legal firms' HR departments told us what they look for in a trainee solicitor. Following their advice could help you secure a legal traineeship.

Local pupils to debate immigration controls in Law Society tournament

Pupils from schools across Scotland are getting ready to debate the pros and cons of immigration controls in the second round of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament.

Two week window for committing assisted suicide remains unclear, Law Society says

People seeking to end their lives with assistance from another person will have two weeks in which to do so, but when this time limit starts remains unclear, the Law Society of Scotland said today, January 12.

Counter -Terrorism bill susceptible to challenge under human rights law, Law Society of Scotland say

The UK Government’s proposed anti-terrorism measures could be successfully challenged under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Law Society of Scotland has warned today.

84% of Scots solicitors calling lawyer helpline suffer stress

84% of Scottish solicitors calling LawCare in 2014 have reported stress according to the latest figures from the helpline.

January Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our January Bulletin.

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