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Nominations for 2016 president and vice president announced

Eilidh Wiseman and Graham Matthews nominated to become president and vice president in 2016

The Edinburgh Legal Walk 12 October 2015

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.

Law in Scotland 2015 - Leading legal Excellence

Report from the Society's flagship conference Law in Scotland 2015, which took place on 2 October.

The In-House Lawyers' Group annual general meeting 2015

The In-House Lawyers' Group held its annual general meeting on 2 October 2015.

Dealing with mistakes as a trainee solicitor

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.

Proposed letting agent regulations risk unnecessary cost to the public

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.

Information for firms following increased fraud activity - 16 November 2015

The following is important information about protecting your business from fraudsters who continue to target the solicitor profession and its transactions.

Scottish pupils to debate ‘harmful’ internet in national competition

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.

Scotland Bill passes a significant milestone, Law Society says

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.

Criminal legal aid and the Sheriff Appeal Court

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.

Bogus calls seeking card payment claiming to be from a law firm

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.

Law Society publishes recommendations to improve diversity in Scotland’s judiciary

Outreach work in schools, mentoring and reviewing the current skill set for sheriffs and judges could help create a more diverse judiciary in Scotland.

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