Society Bulletin

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

WS and RoS Joint Land Registration Conference

The 2012 Act: Where are we now? Tuesday 20 May 2014 9.00 am – 12.45 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh Following the success of last year's sold out conference on the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012, the WS Society and Registers of Scotland will come together to host a joint update conference for all property law practitioners and professional advisors. ... 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 2013, assessments will be offered in the following practice areas:

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

The assessment will run 21 October to 1 November 2013.

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

CMA to launch banking investigation?

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on a provisional decision to launch an in-depth investigation into personal current accounts and small business banking.... more

New Sheriffs Principal appointed

The Scottish Government has announced the appointment of three new Sheriffs Principal.... more

ASBO consultation launched

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on possible changes to The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004. ... more

New partner for Lindsays

Lindsays has announced the appointment of Claire McCracken as a corporate partner, based in the firm’s Glasgow office. It is the fourth Glasgow partner appointment announced by the firm this year.... more