Latest Law Society News

The 2022 In-House Rising Star winner announced

Mariel Kaney, Deputy Legal Secretary to the Lord President’s Private Office has been named the winner of the Law Society of Scotland’s In-House Rising Star Award 2022.

Law Society comment on the First Minister's plans for a second Scottish independence referendum

Murray Etherington, President of the Law Society of Scotland has commented on the First Minister's statement today on the Scottish Government's plans for a second Scottish independence referendum.

Latest Legal News

Defective hip claim fails before Supreme Court

No basis in evidence for consumer claim after statistical case not made out

Supreme Court asked to rule on referendum bill at outset

Court receives reference after Sturgeon names October 2023 poll date

Latest Blogs & Opinion

Returning to study – it's worth taking the plunge

Matt McPherson will soon be commencing his traineeship with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. He's shared his thoughts about the challenges and benefits of pursuing law as a mature-age student.

Some extra guidance for training managers

We recently launched two surveys aimed at better understanding the training process and where things could possibly be improved. This blog is a nod in the direction of travel.

Upcoming events

Advocacy Focused Workshops: Advanced Level

These workshops focus on core skills for both your written and oral advocacy needs. Designed to assist solicitor advocates refine their techniques and enhance effectiveness in the course of their practice; they remain equally relevant to solicitors who are involved in litigation and wish to refresh or refine their written and oral advocacy skills to an advanced level or work towards qualifying for higher rights of audience.

Conversations on Progression

Role models, sharing knowledge and support are three of the most important elements in the campaign for gender equality in the legal profession. As part of our gender quality action plan, this year we’re hosting a series of events that combine these elements to help further the cause of gender equality. These events will give women planning the next steps in their careers the opportunity to hear from, speak to and learn from amazing women who have already taken those steps. Building on earlier events, and linking to the theme of 2022's International Women's Day (#breakthebias) this informative session will focus on developing a career in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as well as the challenges and benefits that come with working in ADR. We are grateful to our confirmed speakers who are ideally placed to offer their wisdom, inspiration and support: - Anne Hall Dick - Founder of Inkdance Family Mediation - Rachael Bicknell - Founder of Squaring Circles mediation Service. - Susan Oswald - Partner, SKO Family Law Specialists If you have any ideas for future events please contact diversity@lawscot.org.uk