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Law Society tribute to Dr Iain Macmillan CBE

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to its former President Iain MacMillan CBE, who passed away on 8 May 2019.

Loss of EU environmental governance could see drop in current protections in UK post-Brexit

We have called for current environmental protections to remain intact after the UK leaves the European Union.

How to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation

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.

It's all about SARs...

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.

Platinum blog series

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.

Public policy highlights

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!

Glasgow and in-house solicitors voting open for Council seats

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.

Greater consistency needed for vulnerable accused people

Report sets out five key steps to ensure greater consistency for vulnerable accused people

Career development mentoring - is it for you?

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.

Will I be replaced by a robot, or worse, an algorithm?

Digital expert Craig Paterson examines the challenges - and significant opportunities - of data and artificial intelligence in the legal sector

Pay boost recommended for trainee solicitors

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.

Legal aid fee increase must be part of wider reform

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.