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In a time of change

In the public interest: maintaining the rule of law and the interests of justice in a time of change” was the theme of the Lord Advocate James Wolffe’s speech to the 2017 Law Society Annual Conference, Glasgow on 19 September.

The Lord Advocate said “the rule of law matters – not as an end in itself, but because the law and its institutions are part of the infrastructure of a just and successful society”. He considered it opportune, at this time, to focus on these fundamentals as “the legal profession is not alone in facing challenges as a result of technological change, of social and economic change, and of the forces which we describe collectively as globalisation.”

The full text of the Lord Advocate’s speech can be read here