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Be Prepared...

With people tucking into their Christmas dinners not knowing what will come of Brexit in the new year, our Head of International, Katie Hay, urges people to think about how Brexit might impact us all.

Solicitor trust is high as 2019 brings change for Scots

Scots wanting to get divorced, realise their dream of starting their own business or prepare for the future in 2019 are being urged to use a solicitor to help things go smoothly.

Change to Education Fund structure

In light of planned changes to the structure of the Education Fund, which we have overseen alongside the Society of Law Accountants in Scotland (SOLAS), SOLAS will be taking over the administration of the educational courses from 1 January 2019.

Why bother with training and development?

People performance specialist Mark Douglas looks at the importance of learning at every stage in our careers.

Law Society comment on Scottish Legal Aid Board annual report

Law Society pleased with the 3% increase in both civil and criminal legal aid rates but stress the need for a new evidence-based review system to ensure the sustainable future of legal aid.

It's Christmas! Here's how to avoid getting stressed.

Our Head of High Street Engagement Katie McKenna offers some words of advice on how to look after yourself and avoid getting stressed over the busy festive period

Amanda Millar to be next Law Society vice president

Perth solicitor Amanda Millar has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s next vice president today, Friday 14 December 2018.

The Scottish budget: at a glance

Caroline Colliston, member of our Tax Law Sub-Committee and LBTT working group, summarises the Scottish Government’s spending and tax plans for 2018/19.

UK Supreme Court rules that Scottish Parliament Continuity Bill cannot become law

Law Society comments on Supreme Court ruling on the Continuity Bill

Survey findings show improving gender equality in Scottish legal profession

Almost 80% of Scottish solicitors and accredited paralegals feel that gender equality has improved in the legal profession over the past five years.

Traineeships outside 'the big cities'

Mallorie Sullivan, a trainee at Perth & Kinross Council is originally from Boston, MA, USA. She came to Scotland in 2005 and went on to obtain her Law degree from Edinburgh Napier University and later her Diploma from Glasgow University.

AML Certificate... According to Fraser

Earlier this year, firms covered by the scope of the 2017 Regulations completed the AML registration process and as the next major step as a Professional Body Supervisor, those same firms are required to complete a compulsory questionnaire, the AML Certificate. Fraser Sinclair, our AML Auditor explains how he came to be involved and why it's so important.

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