Journal editorial March 2021
Neil Amner, a member of the Society’s Environmental and Marine law sub-committees and the COP26 & Climate Change Working Group, writes about some of the challenges that will need to be addressed in our journey to net-zero carbon emissions.
Elaine MacGlone, our Equality & Diversity Manager and a solicitor, reflects on what she's learned from our series of blogs celebrating IWD 2021 and how even the smallest changes can make a difference.
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.
Professor Gillian Black, Chair of Scots Private Law at the University of Edinburgh Law School and Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission, examines why ensuring women enter the profession has not been enough to create real change and lays down a challenge to male colleagues and friends.
In the third and final blog in our series on the updated AML guidance for the UK legal sector, our Head of AML Graham MacKenzie explores an issue at the heart of effective anti-money laundering control: Source of Funds and Source of Wealth.
As part of our series of blogs exploring alternative career options, Kirstin Nee, Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at DUAL Asset Underwriting, explores where her degree took her after graduating and deciding not to pursue a career as a solicitor.
Claire Hawthorne, a trainee solicitor at Burness Paull LLP, discusses why her fears of entering a 'male-dominated' profession proved unfounded and the inspiring changes she has witnessed.
As we restart the economy after the pandemic, the disadvantaged must not be left behind
Charlotte Edgar, an associate at CMS and the New Lawyers Representative on our Council, argues it's time to ditch the Queen Bee Syndrome narrative in favour of collaboration and support, so that all women can benefit from the successes of each other.
Naeema Sajid, solicitor, co-founder of SEMLA, and member of the Family Law Sub Committee, reflects on the enduring importance of International Women's Day, why gender equality remains an issue in the legal profession, and the promise she makes to her granddaughter.
Second year law student, Bethany Chisholm, shares her experience of adapting to studying from home and explains what she's doing to make the best of the situation.
To mark the conclusion of LGBT+ History Month 2021, Amanda Millar, current President of the Law Society of Scotland, and the first openly LGBT+ person to hold the role, reflects on her own trans awareness journey.