Journal editorial March 2021
Following up on their session about how legal tech can help with regulatory requirements at our Annual Conference in April, here Olly Thornton-Berry Managing Director from our sponsors ThirdFort explains the advantages of open banking.
After featuring in the election campaign the future of the not proven verdict is in doubt – but are there alternatives to simple abolition?
Yvonne Evans is a member of the Law Society's Trusts and Succession Sub-committee. Here she reflects on the importance of trusts to the Scottish economy and makes the case for introduction of a Trusts Bill in the next session of the Scottish Parliament, one of our priorities for the 2021 elections.
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.
For Stress Awareness Month, Wiktoria Wisniewska, fourth-year law student and President of Abertay University's Law Society, talks about exam stress, how she manages hers and what you can do to reduce yours.
For Stress Awareness Month, our Careers & Outreach Coordinator and Mental Health First Aider, Lyndsey Thomson, shares her top tips to help you reduce the stress and anxieties brought on by exams, deadlines and dissertations.
Third-year LLB student, Daniel Walker, explores the nature of online exams and discusses why they should be approached in the same way as traditional, pre-Covid examinations.
Adrian Ward makes the case for cross-party commitment to coordinated and updated legislation across adult incapacity, mental health, and adult support and protection law and practice, one of our priorities for the next Session of the Scottish Parliament.
Ahead of their panel session at our Annual Conference on Friday 30 April, our sponsors Lockton considers what to consider when adapting to our current working environment.
Our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore takes a look at the recent International Bar Association research into mental wellbeing and considers how the findings compare with Society’s own research in this area.
Truth and power: democracy in the UK is not in a very healthy state at present. What will happen after the May elections?
As part of our blog series looking at alternative careers with an LLB, Emma O’Day, Head of Marketing at Cashroom, explores where her degree took her after graduating and deciding not to pursue a career as a solicitor.