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Law Society of Scotland

Identification number in the register: 80169287043-57
Registration date: 27/10/2011 16:40:28

The information on this entity was last modified on: 30/09/2014 09:30:14
The date of the last annual update was: 30/09/2014 09:30:14

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Law Society of Scotland

LSS

body established by the Legal Aid and Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1949 as enacted and consolidated by the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980.

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Drumsheugh Gardens, 26
Edinburgh EH3 7YR
UNITED KINGDOM

(+44) 1312267411

(+44) 1312252934

The objectives of the Law Society of Scotland include the promotion of the interests of the solicitors’ profession in Scotland and the interests of the public in relation to that profession. All practising solicitors in Scotland must be members of the Society and must hold a current Practising Certificate which is issued by the Society.

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Lorna Jack

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Mickael Laurans

Head of Joint Brussels Office

    Goals / remit

The objectives of the Law Society of Scotland include the promotion of the interests of the solicitors’ profession in Scotland and the interests of the public in relation to that profession. All practising solicitors in Scotland must be members of the Society and must hold a current Practising Certificate which is issued by the Society.

  • global
  • national

    Activities

The Law Society’s representational activities at the EU level focus primarily on issues that affect the regulation of the legal profession and the way in which lawyers practise. In particular, these include the Directives on lawyers, legislation on the provision of services, competition law as it applies to professional services, international trade in services, anti-money laundering legislation and policy that impacts on questions of deontology.

The Law Society’s activities also cover other areas of EU legal policy that are pertinent to solicitors’ areas of practice and to the advice they give to their clients. This includes a broad range of policy areas including civil law, company law and financial services, competition law, criminal law, consumer law, employment law, environment law, family law, intellectual property law, and tax law.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

5

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

The Law Society is a member of the UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

The Law Society liaises with bodies including the International Bar Association (IBA), the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and the International Union of Latin Notaries (UINL).

The Law Society’s Brussels office is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. All staff working in the Brussels office involved in making representations to the EU institutions are a member of the Society of European Affairs Professionals.

    Financial data

04/2010  -  03/2011

< 50,000  €

0 €

0 €

This figure represents a proportion of the Law Society’s contribution to the operation of its Brussels office, which is operated jointly with the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. It is estimated according to the amount of staff time and other resources dedicated to the direct lobbying of the EU institutions. Other activities of the Brussels office, such the publication of information material to the solicitors’ profession and the organisation of events for practitioners have not been included. Other representational activities not directed to the EU institutions have not been included.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.