Society Bulletin

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

ALA/WS Joint Conference on Agricultural Law

Friday 6 June 2014 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh The longstanding Agricultural Law Association and WS Society Joint Conference on Agricultural Law returns for its seventeenth year on 6 June.... more


Welcome

Welcome to The Signet Accreditation – recognising excellence in legal services

The Signet Accreditation is a formal qualification for Scottish solicitors signifying proficiency in an area of legal practice. It is an initiative of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Scotland's independent association for lawyers and one of the world's oldest independent professional bodies.

It is an entirely new approach to assessing and accrediting legal services in Scotland. The assessment methodology is cutting edge, offering practical benefit to both lawyers and users of their services by assessing client-focussed skills as well as legal knowledge.

In 2014, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:

  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • In house
  • Employment

The assessment will run 3 November to 14 November 2014.

To read more about the principles underpinning the scheme please see our aims.

To find out more about how to apply see How to become accredited.


Legal News

UK Corporate Governance Code update

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance Code. ... more

Insurance reform progresses

The rules governing contracts between businesses and insurers look set to be updated following the introduction of the Insurance Bill to Parliament. ... more

Land Court and Lands Tribunal appointment

The Scottish Government has announced the appointment of Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC as the new Scottish Land Court Chairman and Lands Tribunal for Scotland President. ... more

New appointments for Lindsays

Lindsays has announced the appointment of two new solicitors: Lauren Cook, who joins the Rural Services team, and Brian Pollock, who joins the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.... more