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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

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

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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

New Judicial Complaints Reviewer

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill has announced that Gillian Thompson OBE has been appointed as the second Judicial Complaints Reviewer. ... more

New planning controls for hill-tracks

The Scottish countryside is to receive extra protection from hill-tracks through new planning controls, Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced. ... more

New partner for Shepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced the appointment of a new partner in its Construction and Projects practice - Gareth Parry..... more

EHRC researches religion and belief issues

The EHRC has launched a major call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the workplace. ... more

Non-domestic rates revaluation appeals

The Scottish Government has published statistics on the progress and results of non-domestic rates revaluation appeals following the 2010 Revaluation. ... more