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WS/CLG Crofting Law Conference 2014

This year’s conference will address the impact of the recently passed Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013 and will include an update from the administrators of the Crofting Law Sump (Derek Flyn and Keith Graham),... more

WS Property Law Conference 2014

This time next year, will you be carrying out conveyancing in the same way? As technology advances and conveyancing evolves, many practitioners face the challenge of developing their practice in the property sector.... more

WS/STEP Private Client Conference, Risk in Wills and Estates

The Honourable Lord Tyre will deliver the keynote presentation at the inaugural WS Society and STEP Scotland joint conference. The conference is designed for private client solicitors, trust and executry practitioners and other professional advisers.... more

In conversation with Dr Eleonora Rosati

In conversation with Dr Eleonora Rosati IP and copyright lawyer Tuesday, 12 August 2014 The Pommery Champagne Café Bar Signet Library, Edinburgh 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm CPD: 1.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland) Dr Eleonora Rosati will be in conversation with Gill Grassie, Partner, Brodies on a wide range of legal issues affecting EU and UK copyright.... more

WS Sports Law Conference

Commonwealth Games Special – Glasgow 2014 Tuesday 17 June 2014 9.00 am – 12.45pm Signet Library,Edinburgh The world's sporting spotlight turns on Scotland this year as it hosts the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, quickly followed by the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.... more

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The WS Society is Scotland's independent association for lawyers and one of the oldest professional bodies in the world with over 500 years of history. Today the Society supports the latest generation of lawyers and legal businesses, with professional support lawyer (PSL) and research services, training, accreditation, networking and events.

The Society's home, The Signet Library, is the iconic building for Scottish solicitors, adjacent to Scotland’s Supreme Courts complex. It is a superb facility for working and an outstanding venue for corporate and social events.

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Legal News

C. Diff Inquiry reports

The report of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry has been published, finding that serious personal and systemic failures contributed to the deaths of 34 patients from Clostridium difficile infection ... more

Clare’s Law pilot to begin

A landmark pilot scheme that allows women and men to access information on their new partners’ offending history is due to begin on 25th November. ... more

Safeguards for direct action to recover debts

HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed that, following a consultation, it will further strengthen the safeguards to be included in the proposed Direct Recovery of Debts scheme. ... more

Family law appointment for Lindsays

Lindsays has announced that family law specialist Lucy Metcalf has joined the firm’s family law team as a senior associate.... more

Financial firms to improve complaints handling

Financial firms have collaborated with the Financial Conduct Authority on a thematic review and, as a result, have agreed to make improvements to the way they deal with consumer complaints. ... more