Blogs & opinions
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival, is on 10 February this year. As the auspicious Year of the Dragon begins, Ruth Medlock, a senior solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, reflects on the Zodiac calendar and the lessons we can all learn from its symbolism.
For LGBT+ History Month, Gordon Lennox WS, Director at Macdonald Henderson and a Law Society Council member, reflects on his experience growing up gay in the 1970s and '80s, how times have changed for the LGBT+ community, and why 'coming out' needs to be consigned to history.
Stuart Munro, the Convener of our Criminal Law Committee, writes on the ongoing Post Office Horizon scandal and how Scotland is lagging in resolving mistreatment of subpostmasters.
John McElligott, Chief Operating Officer of Kara Connect discusses mental health in the Scottish legal profession, why wellbeing matters and what employers can do address wellbeing issues.
A farewell message, with many people to thank, on stepping down as editor after 20 years in post
For our anti-money laundering (AML) blog series spotlighting key topics and concerns, our AML Risk Manager Jenni Rodgers looks at holistic customer due diligence: what it is, why it's important and the steps and risk factors to consider.
For International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), our Head of Education Rob Marrs reflects on the work done over the past year to improve disability inclusion.
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
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.
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.
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.
There is legitimate concern that so few complaints of rape lead to a guilty verdict, but the main focus should be on complainers' experience
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
From trainee Accredited Paralegal to Committee member – how I upskilled with the Society’s accreditation.
Susan Handyside, Governance Manager at Lothian Pensions Fund and recent member of the Accredited Paralegal Committee discusses her journey to accreditation and her first few months as a committee member.
Chris Knudsen, Global Legal Counsel at Too Good To Go (TGTG) and the winner of 2023's In-House Rising Star Award, shares his story on joining a BCorp and how lawyers can advocate for an Environmental, Social, and Governance-positive business model (ESG).
Ava Hopkins, fourth year LLB student at the University of Strathclyde tells us why saying yes to opportunities can set you up for success in your legal career.
In the last of our blogs for this year's South Asian Heritage Month and its theme 'Stories to tell', Anoop Joshi, VP, Legal & Platform Integrity at Trustpilot, shares what it's like to balance and weave together two cultural heritages and identities.
Alison McNab, a solicitor and legal officer at the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, in preparation for an upcoming webinar highlights the role of the Commission and some of its recent casework.