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Update on proposed rule change and CPD requirements for Solicitor Advocates

Proposed rule changes which aim to improve the solicitor advocate application process and continuing quality assurance, remain under consideration and accordingly the proposed CPD requirement will not go ahead in the 2018/19 practice year.

Email scam

We have been informed of suspicious emails sent to law firms looking very similar to a genuine LMS Charge Registration email.

New compulsory risk management CPD requirement

As of the 2018-19 CPD year, which begins on 1 November, Scottish solicitors will be required to include a minimum of one hour ‘risk management’ CPD as part of their annual 20 hours training.

Proposed reforms of legal regulation are an unnecessary risk to consumer protection

You can read our response to the report published today, 23 October, on regulating legal services in Scotland.

New anti-money laundering certificate to be introduced for law firms

A new AML Certificate is to be introduced for law firms to strengthen AML procedures and meet the requirements of the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations.

LinkedIn or LinkedOut?

Arlene Gibbs, solicitor at Aberdeenshire Council and member of the In-house Lawyers' Committee, reflects on how getting more active on LinkedIn has helped to expand her network and bring a new dimension to her professional relationships.

Law Society leads innovation to Europe on legaltech trade mission

We are leading a delegation of Scotland-based legaltech companies on a trade mission to Zurich and Vienna.

Sawubona! (I see you!)

Our Head of Engagement, Katie McKenna, writes about what we can do to show we value and respect the people around us.

Moving to the mainstream

Ahead of our annual conference, DLA Piper’s John McKinlay reflects on why the last year has seen momentum grow for legal technology adoption.

What is regulated lobbying?

Ahead of our How the Scottish Parliament Works event, James Drummond from the Scottish Parliament’s lobbying register team explains how the lobbying register works and what it means for your organisation.

Giving cryptocurrency to making sure cybercrime doesn't pay

Ahead of his session at our annual conference, Professor Bill Buchanan from Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing asks how cryptocurrency has changed cybercrime and asks what can be done to regulate this area.

Scottish outreach team Silver ‘Best Team’ award

Our Careers and Outreach team who are behind projects which help young people across Scotland engage positively with the law and achieve their legal career aspirations has won the silver ‘Best Association Team’ award in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards.

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