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December 2015 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our December 2015 Bulletin.

Law reform round up December 2015

Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, Apologies (S) Bill amendments, Unjustified threats on intellectual property rights, and more.

'UK data control' scam - 1 December 2015

We have been made aware that at least one Scottish firm has been receiving scam letters from a company called 'UK Data Control' who claim to be based in Hamburg.

Trainee blog - John Morgan

John is one of our trainee bloggers from Brodies LLP. John grew up in Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire, and attended the University of Glasgow for his LLB, spending time abroad at the Universities of Toronto, Connecticut and Cagliari.

NQ blog - December 2015: Dealing with clients at Christmas

John Brannigan studied at the University of Glasgow and completed his traineeship at Gallen & Co Solicitors.

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.