Blogs & opinions
Our Policy Executive and Criminal Law Committee Secretary, Gillian Mawdsley, watches legal history being made as an observer of the first virtual summary court trial taking place in Scotland this week.
Recent behaviour by Government has not encouraged respect for the rule of law, and a very different approach is needed to build future trust
Having recently returned to work from maternity leave, Heather McKendrick, our Head of Careers & Outreach, offers her personal experience of juggling work and childcare during lockdown, and why speaking to other parents and carers is such a help.
As the Law Society publishes the findings of its gender equality roundtables, Past President Alison Atack reflects on the progress made across the profession to promote gender equality, the work still to do and tangible ways people can help.
Our co-convener of the Legal Aid Committee, Ian Moir, writes about his work to progress written pleas of guilty during the current Covid-19 lockdown
Craig Smith, solicitor at East Dunbartonshire Council, discusses his experience of being an in-house trainee and why a career in-house is well worth considering.
Ross O'Donnell, first year trainee at TC Young, tells us why he believes that life as a court trainee is truly fascinating.
Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, will retire at the end of May after 30 years at the Law Society.
With many of us working from home and saving on commuting and eating-out costs, donating what you save to the Lawscot Foundation and nominating others to do the same will make a real difference to the lives of law students from less-advantaged backgrounds, explains our Careers Development Officer Darren Kerr.
Could the COVID-19 crisis provide an opportunity for some radical thinking about our society?
Clear, consistent communication is more vital than ever, particularly with colleagues and furloughed employees. Olivia Moore, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, examines how to get it right.
Convener of the Criminal Law Committee Debbie Wilson reflects on the effect of intolerance and hatred in a society and the responsibility the legal profession has in preventing it.