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Why is the protection of Intellectual Property rights so important?

Gavin Davies, Secretary to the Law Society of Scotland Policy Intellectual Property Sub-Committee reflects on the importance of properly protecting Intellectual Property rights and explores the wide-ranging impacts of their infringement.

Diane McGiffen on International Women's Day

Our Chief Executive Diane McGiffen writes on International Women's Day about two new initiatives to help the Scottish legal profession #BreakTheBias

Benefits of becoming a Council Member - according to Pat Thom

If you are considering running for Council please be assured that the commitment is manageable, the support from the Law Society immeasurable and the whole experience hugely rewarding.

Lawscot Wellbeing - where are all the men?

Recently, I put out a call asking for men to get involved with our International Men’s Day campaign. Sticking with the narrative that men don’t like discussing their mental health, I was disappointed only two guys came forward.

Why I work flexibly: Beverley Wood

For our series on flexible working, Beverley Wood, a partner with Morton Fraser LLP, explains how flexible working has developed through her career and the opportunities it can bring for both employers and employees.

Our 2021 priorities: Protecting Scotland's crofting communities

David Findlay of our Rural Affairs Committee writes about the impact of much-needed reform of crofting law to support the crofters who play an important part of Scotland's rural economy, one of our priorities for the next Scottish Parliament session.

Profile: Leslie Forsyth

Leslie Forsyth is a lay member of our Appeals and Reviews Committee, which is a Sub-Committee of the Regulatory Committee. Here, Leslie tells us about his experience as a committee member, what motivated him to join and what keeps him busy outside of work.

Bias and allyship

How can we challenge our own biases and become an anti-racist ally? Jamila Archibald, a solicitor in the commercial disputes and regulation team at Shepherd and Wedderburn explores the different types of bias in her Black History Month blog.

Amanda Millar Passes the Badge on World Mental Health Day 2020

The Society's President, Amanda Millar, tells us why she is supporting our campaign to Pass the Badge on World Mental Health Day this year, as part of our work on tackling mental health stigma and discrimination.

Iain Reid Passes the Badge to mark World Mental Health Day

Iain Reid, Chief Executive of the Faculty of Advocates, explains how the Faculty helps supports its members' mental health and what he does to switch off from the pressures of work as part of our Pass the Badge campaign to mark World Mental Health Day this year.

Challenge, passion and development - being a lay member of the Society's Council

Liam McCabe, Executive Director of Finance at Stirling University, was a lay member of our governing Council from January 2013 until November 2019. Liam also served as the convener to our Audit Committee during that time.

How mindfulness can help us with our 'new normal'

In the latest in her series on mental wellbeing, Hannah Frahm explains how mindfulness can help us in the 'new normal' we find ourselves in.

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