Want to develop your skills and network? Why not join a Law Society committee?

Deborah Lovell is a partner at Anderson Strathern. Following her recent appointment to The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal, Deborah has stepped down as convener to the Property Law Committee, having served on Law Society committees for 12 years.

Benefits of working in rural practice as a trainee solicitor

Newly qualified solicitor, Aidan Tuohy, discusses his experience of spending twelve months of his traineeship in a rural practice and the benefits this afforded him.

Can technology simplify compliance processes?

Recognising that collecting data to complete the AML certificate can be time consuming for members, we have been working with a number of case management providers to see if there is a technical solution that will ease that process.

Journal editorial November 2019

Reform is set to follow the publication of the Scottish Jury Research Study, and the profession should engage with Government on that basis

The LLB: you’re in...what now, what next?

Amelia Mah, future trainee solicitor,and final year dual-qualifying law student at the University of Dundee, discusses the LLB.

5 questions to explain contextualised recruitment and our pilot scheme with Rare

You may have heard recently of 'contextualised recruitment' that firms like Pinsent Masons, Dickson Minto and Morton Fraser are implementing via a company called Rare. It's designed to improve social mobility, but what does it all mean?

A change of scenery and jurisdiction

A qualified lawyer in Australia, Rebekah Leviston talks about moving to the other side of the world and working as a paralegal in Scotland.

Letter: kindness – what effect?

Data should be provided on whether the "kindness courts" really make a difference

Letter: about that 3%

The recent legal aid increase is no rise at all

Letter: challenging factors' rates

Should higher charges close to settlement be challenged as duress?

Uncovering the unacceptable

Our self-styled ethical profession has a problem of bullying and harassment. Can it be treated as a question of fitness to practise?

Failure to hold appeal hearing triggered unfair dismissal

Company could rely on tribunal’s adverse finding on credibility