2019 was the platinum anniversary of the Law Society of Scotland. Our 70th year was an opportunity to showcase the fantastic work of the Scottish legal profession, reflect on how the law and practice has progressed as well as looking to the future.
2019 was an extra special year for the legal profession because it marked 100 years since a change in the law permitted women to become lawyers for the first time. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in 1919 paved the way for women to build a career as a solicitor.
You can read about what we got up to during our platinum year celebrations on the links below.
The fantastic 'Law Society of Scotland 70th Anniversary’ Scottish country dance was devised by our colleague Patricia Wilson, and performed by talented team members from across the Law Society at our gala dinner in June. The 'Law Society of Scotland Platinum Jig' for the dance was composed by Ewan Galloway.