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Tackling the gender pay gap - 42% difference between male and female solicitors

For some female solicitors, Friday, 31 July marks the point after which they are effectively working for free until the end of the year.

Brussels Agenda - July/August 2015

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Lobbying proposals need more clarity, Law Society says

Proposals put forward by the Scottish Government for a register of lobbyists need to be clearer and better defined, the Law Society of Scotland said today 27 July.

Law Society launches consultation on client protection fund

A major consultation has been launched on the consumer fund available to clients who fall victim to the dishonesty of Scottish solicitors.

Law Society publishes new guidance for recruiting trainees

The Law Society of Scotland has published recommendations to help employers put in place ‘fair access’ recruitment processes.

Data Retention Act ruling welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland

Responding to today’s High Court ruling that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) is illegal...

Guidance for members doing business in Greece

The UK Government has issued guidance to businesses following the introduction of temporary capital control measures in Greece.

Member login improvement work

From 10-12 July, the member login section of our website will be unavailable due to scheduled improvements.

In-House Lawyers' Group newsletter - July 2015

The summer 2015 edition of the In-house Lawyers' Group newsletter is out now.

EU referendum - how will it affect you?

Following the UK General Election, it’s clear there will be a referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union. We want to hear your views.

Scam using the name 'Damian Alden Law Chambers'

We’ve been made aware of a scam where a fraudulent firm of solicitors have copied the website of a genuine firm and are using their names and photographs in an attempt to deceive potential clients.

Protect consumers and cut bureaucracy by devolving estate agency to Scotland, Law Society says

People buying or selling property in Scotland would be better protected if the regulation of estate agency was devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the Law Society of Scotland said today, Monday 6 July.

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