Get inspired and gain valuable practical experience by taking part in the popular WS Society summer internship programme. As part of the Professional Services team you will develop your legal knowledge, written and research abilities; learn about the needs of modern legal practices and build your confidence through the delivery of a presentation on a topical area of law. ... more
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 The Signet Library, Edinburgh 8.45 am – 12.15 pm CPD: 3 hours (Law Society of Scotland) To coincide with the publication of the Intellectual Property Bill, the WS IP and Technology Law Conference provides a guide to the evolving legal framework and focuses on new developments in practice. ... more
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 The Signet Library, Edinburgh 9.00 am – 4.30 pm CPD: 5.5 hours (Law Society of Scotland) Do not miss the definitive guide to the Land Registration Act 2012 – a must all for property lawyers and professionals.... more
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:45 am – 12.15 pm Signet Library, Edinburgh Discovering what is new in corporate law and considering today’s essentials for the modern corporate lawyer will be the focus of this half day conference, chaired by Roddy Bruce of Dickson Minto W.S. ... more
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:
The Scottish Government last week published a report on hate crime, revealing a decrease in overall racist and religiously aggravated offending... more
The UK Government has signed a new World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaty that includes new standards for the protection of audiovisual performances. ... more
The Government has published the draft Consumer Rights Bill, which is designed to introduce new rights for consumers and businesses... more
A new report warns that complex laws may be acting as a barrier for both homeowners and property professionals to switch property factors and enforce common repairs.... more