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52 new solicitors welcomed to profession

Our latest Admissions Ceremony took place at the Signet Library in Edinburgh this morning (14 June) with 52 new solicitors being admitted to the profession.

Glasgow lawyer John Frame announced as 2019 In-house Rising Star winner

Glasgow-based solicitor John Frame has been announced as the Society's 2019 In-house Rising Star winner

Strathclyde University student wins competition

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament invited students to look at significant legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in its first 20 years of and how it has made a positive different to the lives of people of Scotland.

Bearsden pupils win national debating tournament

Matthew Burton and Michael Dunn from Bearsden Academy have earned the title of Scotland’s best young debaters in the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, in the tournament's twentieth anniversary year.

Pupils from four Scottish schools through to final of national debating tournament

Pupils from four Scottish schools are preparing for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar memorial debating tournament in its twentieth anniversary year.

2019 In-house Rising Star Award finalists

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the 2019 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award.

New planning legislation must deliver

In our briefing issued to MSPs, we have warned that the Planning (Scotland) Bill is currently unworkable and risks adding significant additional costs on local authorities, developers and communities.

Broadening Horizons, Creating Opportunities

Our Head of International, Katie Hay, updates us on trade missions and other resources available for firms looking to expand into overseas markets.

Platinum blog series

Deborah Dillon is Lead Auditor, Business & Platform Solution for Atos UK&I. She specialises in Information Governance, including the application and implementation of Data Protection processes and procedures across a wide range of organisational areas. Deborah is a member of our Privacy Committee.

Public policy highlights

Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on succession law, vulnerable witnesses and environmental protections after Brexit!

New president for Law Society

Falkirk-based solicitor John Mulholland is the new President of the Law Society

Dame Elish Angiolini awarded honorary membership

Dame Elish Angiolini has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Law Society in its 70th year