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The only way to renew your PC is online

For the first time, every Scottish solicitor will have to renew their practising certificate online, the Law Society of Scotland has announced.

Local pupils win through to national debating tournament final

Local school pupils have won through to the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament after pitting their wits against schools across the country.

Brussels Agenda - March 2015

This is the Brussels office's monthly electronic newsletter. It summarises EU developments of interest to solicitors and their clients. It covers developments in EU law that affect professional practice and the way solicitors run their firms.

Lawyer-client confidentiality must be protected by judicial oversight

Communications between lawyers and their clients must not be intercepted except in exceptional circumstances and under warrant authorised by a court of law, the Law Society of Scotland said today, 25 March.

Who'd want to be a criminal legal aid lawyer these days?

Matthew Thomson, solicitor and legal aid policy officer at the Law Society of Scotland scans the criminal legal aid landscape and looks at the challenges and motivation for today’s practitioners.

The Word on the High Street March 2015

The spring edition of the newsletter for all practitioners working in the small and medium sized firms which make up the backbone of the profession.

Training yourself for a legal traineeship

Rob Marrs gives a warts-and-all account of what to expect when you start a legal traineeship.

Law Society of Scotland welcomes new equal pay transparency

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed legislation which will require employers to publish what they pay their male and female staff.

Growing optimism among Scotland’s solicitors

Scottish solicitors are showing greater confidence in the future of their profession according to a recent Law Society of Scotland survey.

Law Society comment on the SSDT annual report

The Society comments on the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal 2014 annual report.

Review presents an important opportunity to examine trial procedure

Ian Cruickshank, convener of the Law Society of Scotland Criminal Law Committee, responds to the publication of the Scottish Court Service Evidence and Procedure Review

Scam using the name ‘Carter Legal Associates’

We’re aware of a scam firm who have been claiming to be solicitors called Carter Legal Associates.

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