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Urgent fraud alert following unprecedented levels of scam activity - 7 October 2015

Fraud attempts against law firms are at unprecedented level.

Rising stars and stars that have risen – double celebrations at Law Society’s conference

Leigh Kirkpatrick, a solicitor at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh, has won this year’s Law Society of Scotland In-House Lawyers’ Committee Rising Star Award.

Comment on Christopher Hales case, 3 October 2015

Lorna Jack comments on the Christopher Hales case following a statement from the Labour Party calling for an inquiry on the issue.

Law Society additional comment on Christopher Hales case

Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Law Society, issued a statement at a press conference held at 3.15pm, 1 October 2015

Bogus banks calls targeting firms - 1 October 2015

A number of Scottish firms have today reported that they have been contacted by phone by a male person claiming to be from the 'Fraud Department' of their bank.

Professional Practice updates - October 2015

The Society’s Trust and Succession Sub-Committee and Professional Practice Committee both independently identified that important issues of interest and concern to the profession arose out of the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal’s findings in The Law Society of Scotland v David Haddow Campbell (11 March 2013).

Trainee blog - Letitia Longworth

Letitia Longworth obtained her graduate LLB and Diploma from the University of Edinburgh, after studying English in St Andrews for her first degree. Letitia is two months into her first seat with Brodies LLP, working with the Energy & Infrastructure team in Edinburgh.

NQ blog - October 2015: App technology and staying efficient

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

Networking opportunities, Scottish notaries

Networking group to begin offering events for Scottish solicitors in London; Invitation to celebrate the EU's ratification of the Hague Conference Choice of Courts Convention; Practice rights of Scottish notaries public in England and Wales

Law Society further comment on Christopher Hales case

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, comments on why the Law Society took until December 2014 to raise the SSDT case with the Crown Office

Law Society responds to Christopher Hales case

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, comments on the SSDT case that led to Christopher Hales being struck off as a solicitor

Law Society Responds to query on Audit Scotland Report Supplement

Our response to query on the Audit Scotland Report on Sheriff Courts supplement