Journal editorial March 2021
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.
Council member and convener of the Society's Professional Practice Committee, Austin Lafferty writes about the recent introduction of Price Transparency Guidance for the profession - and how he has found it a useful management tool for his business.
Lynsey Walker, Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, shares what it was like to be the Society's co-opted Board member with less than 10 years PQE, how it helped her and why she would recommend the experience to all.
For Easter, Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, considers the meaning of this important Christian festival and the hope it offers as we begin to emerge from lockdown.
For April's Stress Awareness Month, our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore explores its key themes of connectivity, certainty and control, and offers some practical tips.