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Spotlight on Brexit at Law in Scotland conference

The consequences of leaving the European Union, Scotland’s international role in promoting the rule of law and what judges discuss behind the scenes are among the topics that will feature at this year’s flagship Law Society of Scotland conference.

A little clarity on pension auto-enrolment for trainee solicitors

In his latest piece, Rob Marrs, senior policy and development manager at the Society, answers questions regarding pension auto-enrolment for trainee solicitors.

Stirling siblings become solicitors

A brother and sister from Stirling have been admitted as Scottish solicitors on the same day.

Fundamental changes to inheritance law must create better balance

Children could lose out under new proposals to change the rules of intestacy, the Law Society of Scotland has said today.

BIS launches review to improve the effectiveness of the Anti-Money Laundering regime

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has called for evidence to review the impact and effectiveness of the current anti-money laundering and terrorist finance regime.

Law Society welcomes opening of two new sheriff courts

Our response to the opening of two new sheriff courts today, 22 September.

‘Duty of candour’ for healthcare professionals could duplicate existing patient protections

The Society has raised concerns that proposals to legislate for a ‘duty of candour’ in healthcare could duplicate existing processes

Law Society welcomes new Sheriff Appeal Court regulations from Scottish Government

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed new Scottish Government regulations on legal aid funding of summary appeals in Scotland.

Law Society welcomes Justice Committee decision to reject new Sheriff Appeal Court regulations

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee’s decision today to reject new regulations on legal aid funding for summary appeals in Scotland.

Scam with false banks details being sent to solicitors’ clients

We’ve been made aware of a scam where members of the public have received emails claiming to be from solicitors, providing false bank account details.

Voting open for Law Society Council by-election in Edinburgh

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland’s Council by-election and solicitors in Edinburgh are being encouraged to make the most of their vote.

LawCare support available for Registered Paralegals

Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegals can now make use of a free, confidential support and advice service for legal professionals.