Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

The scale of the looming cost of living crisis due to energy price rises and other pressures could overwhelm the societal fabric on which many of our rights depend, without radical action

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Ashleigh Halpin – a HR and Mindfulness consultant who recently hosted a session for Lawscot Wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week – offers some further insight into mindfulness and how it can help with stress.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Arlene Gibbs, a Vice Convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee and solicitor at Aberdeenshire Council, asked a group of public sector NQ and trainee solicitors what they wish they’d known before starting their in-house traineeships.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

The Society's Property Law Committee Convener John Sinclair provides some guidance on the new Register of Overseas Entities which opened on Monday, 1 August.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

The ICO’s recent finding of negligent security practices and resulting £98,000 fine of a solicitor firm, should alert all businesses, but especially law firms, to the need to comply with their legal obligations imposed by UK GDPR for the security of all personal data they hold and process. Lindsay Hill, solicitor and CEO at Mitigo Group, provides a short reminder of some basic legal obligations in his blog.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

The road from Diploma to traineeship isn’t always short or straight but, as TC Young solicitor and Scotland hockey play Sarah Jamieson explains in her blog, using the gap between to pursue other interests can have major benefits, both personally and professionally.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

In this blog Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief Executive of LawCare, reminds us to take a proper break this summer to benefit our mental health, which means trying to switch off completely from work.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore encourages employers to feature their traineeship opportunities on our new traineeship information hub and explains how this can be a useful way to attract applications from law students and graduates.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Whatever changes happen in the UK Government, the Bill of Rights Bill is likely to continue; and lawyers should oppose its dangerous effects

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Our AML risk manager Jenni Rodgers looks at geography when considering anti-money laundering risk and the potential need for enhanced due diligence. In her blog she sets out some of the questions to ask when considering risks that may be associated with a jurisdiction.

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

John Sinclair, Convener of the Society’s Property Law Committee and Ann Stewart, a member of the Property Law Committee take a look at the Register of Overseas Entities and explain how this will affect solicitors and their clients

Journal editorial June 2022: The big freeze

Matt McPherson will soon be commencing his traineeship with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. He's shared his thoughts about the challenges and benefits of pursuing law as a mature-age student.