Journal editorial November 2023

I support those including the International Bar Association and Barack Obama who call for Israel's response to the Hamas atrocities to align with humanitarian values

AML Spotlight: Human trafficking

For our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Jenni Rodgers looks at human trafficking, how to spot the red flags of it and steps to take to prevent it.

How to stop being stressed to the nines

The theme for International Stress Awareness Week is "“Beyond Stress Management – From Stigma to Solutions.” Careers and Wellbeing Manager Lou Murphy shares provide some solutions that can help prevent and manage stress.

Bridging the gap from law student to solicitor

Amanjit Uppal and Patricia Taylor from the Scottish Young Lawyer's Association explain why the association exists and what it offers to university students studying Scots law.

Journal editorial October 2023

There is legitimate concern that so few complaints of rape lead to a guilty verdict, but the main focus should be on complainers' experience

Protecting the independence of the legal profession

Law Society of Scotland President Sheila Webster gave the speech below in London on Sunday, 1 October 2023 as a...

AML Spotlight: Terrorist financing

In the first in our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Dale Trahms examines terrorist financing, how it impacts the legal sector and how to combat it.

Make sure your online profile is working for you

We are keen to ensure that our members benefit from a powerful marketing tool and receive value adding content and practice updates.

Risks to mental health in the workplace

As World Mental Health Day approaches on 10 October Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, delves into the topic of psychosocial risks, telling us what they are and offering some practical steps to mitigate risks in the workplace.

Countdown to the conference - an insight into the upcoming RSA panel session

Andrea Steer, Head of Operations & Proposition at RSA Risk Consulting gives an insight into what to expect from a panel session led by RSA at the Law Society Annual Conference 2023. With a handpicked panel of guest speakers specialising in mental health, the panel will share their insights, experience and knowledge of these key issues facing the workforce in today’s legal profession. This is one not to miss.

Journal editorial September 2023

Perceptions are said to be important in considering whether conflicts of interest exist in regulation of the legal profession, but these differ widely in submissions on the bill

The power of connection in the legal profession

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Lou Murphy considers how connecting with colleagues can help you, others, and the profession as a whole.