News archive for May 2017
- Posts in May, 2017
The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has struck former Ross Harper partners Alan Susskind and Cameron Fyfe from the Roll of Solicitors following an investigation by the Law Society of Scotland.
The Law Society of Scotland has emphasised its support for continuing improvements to the way the criminal justice system responds to abusive behaviour, including domestic abuse, but has concerns the law in this area is becoming increasingly fragmented.
Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections in which 17 solicitors are competing for a total of 7 seats across two constituencies.
Four solicitor advocates are competing to become the first ever Council representative for Scottish solicitor advocates and five Scottish solicitors who work outside of Great Britain are vying to become the Society’s first international Council member.
The finalists for the Law Society of Scotland’s 2017 In-house Rising Star Award have been announced.
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The solicitor credited with pioneering much of Scotland’s modern law on incapacity and mental disabilities is to be awarded honorary life membership of the Law Society.
The Law Society of Scotland’s governing Council is proposing to freeze solicitors’ practising certificate fee for the eighth consecutive year.
Academically gifted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Scotland will benefit from a recent cash injection to the Lawscot Foundation - a charity set up by the Law Society to remove financial barriers between aspiring law students and their goal of becoming Scottish solicitors.
With the Scottish Government’s Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 coming into effect next year, the Society has been actively involved in ongoing discussions to make sure that our members’ interests are represented.
Solicitors and members of the public are being encouraged to submit their views on hate crime legislation in Scotland.
The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliamentary Bills and consultations including the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, the SLAB consultation on changes to the Code of Practice.