For many years the profession has asked the Society for opportunities to get involved in the route to qualification. This chimes with what the Society hears from students – what they want is the opportunity to meet those at the coalface. Last year the Society organised professional practice talks at each of the LLB providers. These brought solicitors and first-year law students together to discuss what practising law is really like – a warts and all view.
Sessions covered everything from why the solicitors became solicitors, through to the proper use of social media. There was also a section where the solicitors and law students considered ethical teasers designed to highlight the difficulties of practice.
The solicitors who have taken part so far are:
University of Strathclyde: Nick Taylor, HBJ Gateley; Rory McPherson, Thompsons; Andrew Todd, Springfield Properties.
University of Aberdeen: Dean Purdie, DJP Solicitors; Andrew Shanks, Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service; Bobby McDonald, Stronachs.
University of Glasgow: Alan Eccles, Brodies; Craig Connal QC, Pinsent Masons; Catherine Hart, Digby Brown.
University of Dundee: Jamie Kerr, Thorntons; Roger Mennie, Dundee City Council.
University of Dundee, and Abertay University: Sue Arrowsmith Rodger, Pagan Osborne; Martin Campbell, Scottish Social Services Council.
Abertay University: Professor Stewart Brymer, Brymer Legal.
Edinburgh Napier University: Robbie Burnett, BCKM; John Logue, Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service; David Bryson, Baillie Gifford; Caroline Colliston, DWF.
Robert Gordon University: Gavin Cooper, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace; Erin Johnston, Kellas Partnership.
University of Edinburgh: Anne Kentish, Clyde & Co; Donald Wright, Property Wright; Calum MacLean, Lockton.
In this issue
- Private prosecution: the Glasgow Rape Case revisited
- The commercialisation of space
- Feminism: all is not what it seems…
- Retaking the narrative on complaints
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Alan McIntosh
- Book reviews
- President's column
- RoS riding to the four (hundred)
- People on the move
- Scot in the European hot seat
- When partners fall short
- Uber: a great gig?
- Brexit: the end of cross-border practice?
- Closing in: the gender pay gap rules
- Simple procedure – it's complicated
- When changing the defender is OK
- Solemn procedure: beware the changes
- Divorce and the new state pension
- Delivery of alcohol: a “game changer”?
- A tale of two "Budgets"
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- "One-shot" rule sees rejection income soar
- Law without frontiers
- CJEU decision supports LPP protections
- Society thank-you for STARTS support
- From the Brussels Office
- Law reform roundup
- Expertise plus: promoting a sector strength
- Paralegal pointers
- What to do about client interest?
- Still free to market?
- New year, new contact
- Ask Ash
- Paying homage to King Cash