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Society staff net a profit for Kenya

They’re better known for work involving courts of law, but the Society’s staff took to the netball court last weekend at an event which raised £1,200 for families in Kenya.

Society responds to SLCC trends analysis

The Society responds to the publication of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission’s report on trends in complaints against solicitors.

Scam using the name 'Thomas Oxford, ESQ.’

We’ve been made aware of a scam involving a fake solicitor claiming to have an address in Edinburgh.

Law Society Council candidates announced

Eight of the 10 seats due to be filled on the Law Society of Scotland’s Council this year will see a contested election after 17 solicitors put themselves forward for the 2015 elections.

Recommended pay rates for trainees to increase

Trainee solicitors across Scotland are set to benefit after the Law Society of Scotland agreed a 2% increase to its recommended pay rates.

Society welcomes appointment of Neil Stevenson as SLCC chief executive

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the news that the organisation's current director of representation Neil Stevenson is to be appointed the new chief executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.

Society pays tribute to Lindsay Montgomery who is to retire as SLAB chief executive

Scottish Legal Aid Board Chief Executive Lindsay Montgomery is to retire in August.

Reappearance of scam using the name 'RTS Legal'

It’s come to our attention that a scam firm, calling itself RTS Legal (also known as Road Traffic Specialists, also known as Legally Covered), is again trying to gain business from clients via their website.

Brussels Agenda - April 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.

Law Society welcomes publication of post-corroboration safeguards report

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed publication of Lord Bonomy's report on the Post-corroboration Safeguards Review.

Law Society welcomes decision to remove corroboration proposals from Criminal Justice Bill

Law Society welcomes Cabinet Secretary announcement on removing proposals to abolish corroboration from Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

Law students and summer placements: a quick summary

Rob Marrs looks at the summer placement for law students and explains who should apply and who should steer clear for now.

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