News archive for November 2015
- Posts in November, 2015
Eilidh Wiseman and Graham Matthews nominated to become president and vice president in 2016
This year representatives from the In-house Lawyers Committee walked the Glasgow and Edinburgh Legal Walks. Graeme McWilliams writes on his experience of joining the Edinburgh walk.
Report from the Society's flagship conference Law in Scotland 2015, which took place on 2 October.
The In-House Lawyers' Group held its annual general meeting on 2 October 2015.
Rob Marrs, senior policy and development manager at the Society, turns his attention to how to deal with the inevitable misteaks you’ll make as a trainee solicitor. Or mistakes, rather.
The Law Society of Scotland believes that proposed regulations for letting agents in Scotland could lead to an unnecessary cost to the public by creating an unnecessary dual regulatory regime for Scotland’s solicitors.
The following is important information about protecting your business from fraudsters who continue to target the solicitor profession and its transactions.
Pupils from schools across Scotland are getting ready to debate the pros and cons of the internet in the opening rounds of the Law Society of Scotland’s annual debating tournament.
Responding to the Scotland Bill being passed by the House of Commons tonight, Christine McLintock, President of the Law Society of Scotland said: “The passing of this important constitutional bill in the House of Commons is a significant milestone in its parliamentary journey.
In the week that Scotland’s new Sheriff Appeal Court held its first sitting, Matthew Thomson, solicitor and legal aid policy officer at the Society looks at fee arrangements for legal aid work at the new court and elsewhere and the impact on solicitors, their clients and wider society.
We’ve received a report that a client of Mitchells Roberts, a law firm in Glasgow, had been contacted by phone by a bogus caller claiming to be from the firm.
Outreach work in schools, mentoring and reviewing the current skill set for sheriffs and judges could help create a more diverse judiciary in Scotland.