Giving effective feedback to trainees

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

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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

Giving effective feedback to trainees

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

Giving effective feedback to trainees

Our Chief Executive Diane McGiffen writes on International Women's Day about two new initiatives to help the Scottish legal profession #BreakTheBias

Giving effective feedback to trainees

Solicitor Drew McCusker, founding member of The Glass Network, tells us about the importance pf LGBTQ+ History Month.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

Despite policies and programmes to advance protected groups, hateful behaviour remains prevalent. The profession must show a lead

Giving effective feedback to trainees

If you are considering running for Council please be assured that the commitment is manageable, the support from the Law Society immeasurable and the whole experience hugely rewarding.

Giving effective feedback to trainees

Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, looks at the best way to give effective, constructive feedback to a trainee that not only helps them develop, but fosters a strong learning environment.