Want to develop your skills and network? Why not join a Law Society committee?

Deborah Lovell is a partner at Anderson Strathern. Following her recent appointment to The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal, Deborah has stepped down as convener to the Property Law Committee, having served on Law Society committees for 12 years.

Benefits of working in rural practice as a trainee solicitor

Newly qualified solicitor, Aidan Tuohy, discusses his experience of spending twelve months of his traineeship in a rural practice and the benefits this afforded him.

Can technology simplify compliance processes?

Recognising that collecting data to complete the AML certificate can be time consuming for members, we have been working with a number of case management providers to see if there is a technical solution that will ease that process.

Journal editorial November 2019

Reform is set to follow the publication of the Scottish Jury Research Study, and the profession should engage with Government on that basis

The LLB: you’re in...what now, what next?

Amelia Mah, future trainee solicitor,and final year dual-qualifying law student at the University of Dundee, discusses the LLB.

5 questions to explain contextualised recruitment and our pilot scheme with Rare

You may have heard recently of 'contextualised recruitment' that firms like Pinsent Masons, Dickson Minto and Morton Fraser are implementing via a company called Rare. It's designed to improve social mobility, but what does it all mean?

A change of scenery and jurisdiction

A qualified lawyer in Australia, Rebekah Leviston talks about moving to the other side of the world and working as a paralegal in Scotland.

Platinum blog series - the future of Scotland’s 'not proven' verdict

As part of our platinum blog series our policy executive and secretary to the Society's Criminal Law Committee Gillian Mawdsley looks at the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act and what it means in ensuring a more just, equal and fair society for us to live in as its citizens.

Platinum blog series - Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018

As part of our platinum blog series our policy executive and secretary to the Society's Criminal Law Committee Gillian Mawdsley looks at the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act and what it means in ensuring a more just, equal and fair society for us to live in as its citizens.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Adèle Nicol, Partner, Anderson Strathern and member of our Rural Affairs Sub-committee looks at how legislation introducing the right to roam and the right to buy brought about significant change.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Claire E Macpherson, solicitor at Burness Paull LLP and member of the Law Society of Scotland Trusts and Succession Law Sub-Committee looks at how succession law has changed with the times.

Platinum blog series

As part of our platinum anniversary blog series, Tim Taylor, Scottish solicitor at Hastings Legal and member of our Property and Land Law Reform Law Sub-Committee looks at the significance of Scottish Standard Clauses in the context of our 70 year history.