Journal editorial May 2021

We recently launched two surveys aimed at better understanding the training process and where things could possibly be improved. This blog is a nod in the direction of travel.

Journal editorial May 2021

Olivia Moore, Careers & Wellbeing Manager at the Law Society of Scotland, reflects on how focusing on wellbeing during the summer break can be an essential career-development strategy for law students.

Journal editorial May 2021

We recently published an updated Scottish sectoral AML risk assessment, which included information on clients and business matters with links to higher risk jurisdictions, which currently include China.

Journal editorial May 2021

The announced freeze on spending in the justice sector will worsen the existing crisis, and something will have to give

Journal editorial May 2021

Our Head of International, Adam Marks, provides an update on international trade deals following the UK's exit from the EU and the opportunities these may present for the profession.

Journal editorial May 2021

Alex Ruck Keene QC (Hon) shares his thoughts (and a QR code) in advance of his presentation at the World Congress on Adult Capacity in Edinburgh on Tuesday 7-Thursday 9 June 2022.

Journal editorial May 2021

Third-year law student Harley Kirk shares her experience of the difficulties securing a summer placement, and reminds other students to not compare their experiences to others.

Journal editorial May 2021

There could at last be public sympathy for action taken by legal aid lawyers in support of their campaign for adequate rates

Journal editorial May 2021

Stuart Murdoch, now a Partner at DLA Piper, won the In-house Lawyers Committee’s first ever In-house Rising Star Award in 2013. We speak to him about what it meant to win the award, and why recognising talent in the legal profession has never been more important.

Journal editorial May 2021

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.

Journal editorial May 2021

In the final blog of our series for Stress Awareness Month, Ashleigh Halpin, HR and Mindfulness consultant, offers an insight into mindfulness and how it can help with stress.

Journal editorial May 2021

Competition in legal recruitment is creating issues for smaller firms, and increasing the pay gap between defence lawyers and the rest