News archive for 2019
- Posts in 2019
The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to its former President Iain MacMillan CBE, who passed away on 8 May 2019.
We have called for current environmental protections to remain intact after the UK leaves the European Union.
Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, talks about the recent roundtable we hosted for people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and explains the steps you can take to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation.
SARs Liason Lead at the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU), Tony Fitzpatrick, got together with our Head of Anti-money laundering (AML), Graham Mackenzie at our Edinburgh offices to film a free webinar for Law Society of Scotland members.
In the latest in our series of platinum anniversary blogs, Senior Solicitor at Renfrewshire Council and member of our Privacy Law Sub-committee, Mark Conroy, argues that freedom of information legislation has changed the landscape in Scotland and brought about more transparency and honesty.
Our policy committees have had a busy month responding to proposed changes in the law. Recent highlights include responses on redundancy protection for women and new parents, defamation, charity law and more!
Voting is open for the Law Society of Scotland Glasgow & Strathkelvin constituency and for the In-house Lawyers Committee (ILC) convener elections, with all Glasgow and in-house solicitors being encouraged to make the most of their vote.
Report sets out five key steps to ensure greater consistency for vulnerable accused people
Nadine Martin, an associate in the family law team at Harper Macleod, explains why she wanted to become a mentor within the profession and tells us about the training required to do so.
Digital expert Craig Paterson examines the challenges - and significant opportunities - of data and artificial intelligence in the legal sector
Our governing Council agreed that the recommended remuneration for trainee solicitors should be £19,500 for those in their first year and £22,500 for second-year trainees, an increase of £500.
With a global 3% increase to legal aid fees taking effect from today, 26 April 2019, we have highlighted that this fee increase must be part of a wider package of reform.