Rob is responsible for driving the development, management and delivery of education, training and qualifications project work here at the Society as well as heading up our equality and diversity work.

In addition to ensuring the route to qualification, and post-qualification training regime, are world-class, Rob advises the Law Society’s Council and Education & Training Committee on all education matters.

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Articles by Rob Marrs

Quotas, targets, or what can the legal profession learn from American football?

Our head of education Rob Marrs asks if quotas can encourage career progression

Coding and decoding

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, reflects on the complementary rather than interchangeable relationship between technology and ‘people’.

Technology and the law: who, where and how?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, discusses where and how technology fits within the legal sector.

Bullying and harassment blog

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, looks at the difficult subject of bullying and harassment in legal workplaces.

The apprenticeship levy – what does it mean for the profession and alternative routes to qualification?

In the summer of 2016, the UK Government published details on a new apprenticeship levy. This is due to be introduced in April this year (2017) aiming to raise somewhere in the region of £3 billion per year to help the government meet a target of funding 3million apprenticeships by 2020.

Do we need alternative routes to the profession in Scotland?

As we open our consultation on alternative routes to the profession, our Head of Education Rob Marrs sets out the background.

What next for Street Law?

Following its recent nomination for ‘Best training initiative’ at the European Association Awards, our Head of Education Rob Marrs sets out plans for the future of Street Law.

What is a reasonable adjustment in recruitment?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, discusses reasonable adjustments in recruitment and what employers need to do to meet their obligations.

Thinking about doing the diploma?

Head of education Rob Marrs has some advice for anyone applying to do the diploma.

What is a policy?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, evaluates the trials and tribulations of policy-making.

Equality means business

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, puts forward the business case for equality and diversity.

Gender equality - but what about the men?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, addresses the rarely addressed question of gender equality in the legal profession for men.

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