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Former Ross Harper partners struck off

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.

Approach to abusive behaviour becoming increasingly "fragmented"

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 open for Law Society of Scotland Council elections

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.

Voting open for Law Society of Scotland Council elections

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.

Law Society Rising Star shortlist announced

The finalists for the Law Society of Scotland’s 2017 In-house Rising Star Award have been announced.

May 2017 Lawscot News

Our newsletter, Lawscot News, is full of the latest news and views from the Scottish legal profession.

Lifetime membership honour for incapacity and mental health law “pioneer”

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.

Solicitors to vote on PC freeze at AGM

The Law Society of Scotland’s governing Council is proposing to freeze solicitors’ practising certificate fee for the eighth consecutive year.

RBS Platinum donation boosts charity birthday celebrations

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.

Letting agent code of practice update

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.

Hate crime legislation review survey

Solicitors and members of the public are being encouraged to submit their views on hate crime legislation in Scotland.

Law reform round up May 2017

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.