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Scottish Arbitration Survey results published

The Scottish Arbitration Survey, a combined initiative of the Law Society of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen and Burness Paull LLP, has issued its first set of results.

The future of the In-House Lawyers’ Group

Following our survey, the Law Society Council made a decision on the future of the ILG.

Law Society welcomes appointment of Colin Lancaster as Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the news that Colin Lancaster has been appointed the new chief executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).

Law Matters - June 2015

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.

How much should trainee solicitors be paid?

Rob Marrs, senior policy and development manager at the Law Society of Scotland, ponders the age-old questions around trainee pay.

Law Society endorses new anti-money laundering compliance system

An innovative online system to help solicitors meet anti-money laundering (AML) obligations is being launched this month.

Law Society calls for more research into custodial sentencing and better resourced rehabilitation programmes

Releasing prisoners a mere six months before the end of their sentence, is not enough time to reintegrate prisoners into the community and reduce the risk of reoffending, the Law Society of Scotland warned today 22 June.

The Word on the High Street June 2015

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

Cyclist v Driver: is the road to justice about to become uneven?

Two solicitors look from differing viewpoints at liability on the road and the potential impact of changes proposed by the cycling lobby.

Technological advances increase workloads for solicitors and widen ‘hours gap’, study finds

Smartphones and tablets are encouraging a culture of long hours in the legal profession, a study by the Law Society of Scotland has found.

Drivers should bear responsibility for smoking in cars, Law Society says

Drivers should be those held liable for people smoking in cars when children are present, not necessarily the smokers themselves, the Law Society of Scotland said today 15 June.

Deadline for historical client balances

We're urging all firms to fully complete the work required to disburse all client balances held following conclusion of transactions by 31 October 2015.

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