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Scots lawyers condemn government language

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The Law Society of Scotland has condemned the UK Government for its use of dismissive references to the legal profession as “lefty lawyers", while the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates has written to...

Edinburgh pupils get through to semi-finals of national tournament

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Pupils from the Royal High and Clifton Hall schools have got through to the semi-finals of the debating tournament run by the Law Society of Scotland.128 teams took part in the opening rounds of...

Edinburgh employment lawyer to give evident to Holyrood on women in the legal profession...

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 Ahead of giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee as part of its Women and Work Inquiry, Joyce Cullen, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland's Employment Law Committee has today commented...

Solicitors AGM in Edinburgh votes to change rules

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Solicitors have voted in favour of the principle of changing the current practice whereby a solicitor can act for both buyer and mortgage lender in property transactions.At the Law Society's annual general meeting today,...

Scottish solicitors seek further meeting with Justice Minister

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Solicitors from across Scotland  reaffirmed their concerns over government plans to introduce contributions in criminal legal aid, describing the proposals as 'regressive, unworkable, unfair and a risk to our system of justice' at a...

Edinburgh legal firm support legal education at James Gillespie’s

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James Gillespie's High School is the latest school to benefit from Dundas & Wilson's strong commitment to legal education in schools.Teachers at Gillespie's receive weekly citizenship materials thanks to sponsorship  from the firm and...

World Intellectual Property Day Conference 2011 to be held in Edinburgh

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Brand and Intellectual Property design, planning and assessment, will be at the heart of discussions at the World Intellectual Property Day 2011 conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 21 April. Organised by the Law Society...

Patients’ Rights Bill passed today

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MSPs voted unanimously to pass The Patients Rights (Scotland) Bill today.The Law Society of Scotland agrees with the general principles of the Bill which was introduced by Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health &...

Law Society wants to shut the door on Home Reports

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The Law Society of Scotland believes that despite containing useful information for property buyers, Home Reports are not helping sales.The Law Society gathered the views from its members across Scotland to compile a response...

Number of Complaints about Scottish Solicitors fall

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) laid its second Annual Report before the Scottish Parliament today. The report covers the period from 1 July 2009 until 30 June 2010 and highlights the number and types of...

Know your rights about buying online

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Online shopping was given a boost by the extreme weather conditions before Christmas. The Law Society of Scotland has advised consumers to be aware of their rights when it comes to returning any unwanted...

Law Society of Scotland elect new Vice President

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High street solicitor, Austin Lafferty, is to become the new Vice-President of the Law Society of Scotland following a ballot of the members of the Society's Council. Austin Lafferty was declared the winner of the...

Law Society want the government to concentrate on access to justice

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Law Society of Scotland president Jamie Millar said that the founding principles for ensuring access to justice must remain at the forefront of a mature debate on cuts to Scotland’s justice bill.His comments followed...

New law will allow lawyers more scope in business

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Reform of the legal services marketplace, which has now cleared the final stage of the Scottish parliamentary process, will allow solicitors to explore new business opportunities, according to the Law Society of Scotland.The Legal...

Man held in Australia on attempted murder charge

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The Daily Record reports that a man has been arrested in Australia for the attempted murder of the former Chief Accountant of The Law Society of Scotland.The profession was shocked when Leslie Cumming was...

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