Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

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 December 2021: Look after your people

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

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

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 December 2021: Look after your people

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 December 2021: Look after your people

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 December 2021: Look after your people

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

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

In the second of our blogs to mark Stress Awareness Month, Laura Meldrum discusses how her traumatic personal circumstances also presented challenges at work.

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

To mark Stress Awareness Month this April, a number of our members will be sharing their wisdom and experiences of stress, including the causes and strategies to deal with it. In the first of the series Catherine Hart, Partner at Digby Brown, explains how using the stress bucket metaphor has helped her manage it.

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

As we approach the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, here's some suggestions on how employers should prepare to support employees who wish to observe it, and indeed religious festivals generally.

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

VAT is a complex and constantly changing tax and within the legal sector is one of the most challenging areas - VAT on disbursements. The team at the AAB Group clarify why confusion exists and the how to make the right decision when posting disbursements to your ledgers.

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

A group of the Law Society of Scotland Fellows have called for urgent action to address the crisis in Legal Aid.

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

The coordinated sanctions against the invasion of Ukraine offer some hope of influencing events without further escalating the use of force