Terminating training contracts: myth v reality
In the first of our series of blogs focusing on flexible working, Lindsey Cartwright, a partner with Morton Fraser and Accredited Specialist in Employment Law, shares her reasons for working flexibly and how it can work for everyone.
With law fair season upon us, our Careers and Outreach Coordinator Georgia Turnbull offers her top tips on how to get the most out of them.
Alasdair Cameron is a recent graduate from Edinburgh University's Global Environmental and Climate Change Legal Masters Course and now works at the Law Society of England & Wales as their first Climate Change Resource Adviser within their Policy Team. In his blog, Alasdair discusses his academic trajectory as a recent law graduate entering the field of climate change policy.
Following our conference on Policing operations and COP26, our Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley blogs about some of the issues to consider and highlights some cases arising from individuals making a protest.
The draft rules for holding civil court hearings remotely go further than may feel comfortable with – is there a justification?
Melissa Laurie, newly qualified solicitor in the TMIC team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, reflects on her experience of returning to the office.
What happens in the rare occurrences when traineeships go wrong and employers or trainees seek to end the training contract early? Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains what's involved in the process, why it might (and might not) happen and dispels some common myths.
Plans to cut criminal case backlogs need proper consultation with defence lawyers – and a drive to make best use of their time
Ally Thomson, Director of Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, examines the many benefits that trainees can bring to a firm or organisation and its employees.
Claire McIntyre, a part-time LLB student with the Open University, talks about her experience of volunteering with the university and Environmental Law Foundation as part of a climate change research project.
For its positive, dynamic vibe of today, the Society has much to thank Lorna Jack for
Sébastien Flowerdew, a second year trainee solicitor at the Scottish Social Services Council, explores the difficulties organisations face in supporting their trainee solicitors virtually.