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Journal editorial December 2019

The benefits of bringing a feminist perspective to the law

Anyone can play guitar!

If you've ever harboured secret aspirations of becoming a rock star, then look no further than Lexfactor. Round up your band and sign up to take part in the inaugural battle of the legal bands on Thursday 12 March at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange. It's all in support of a great cause, the Lawscot Foundation, so if you're more of a groupie than a performer, you can help too. Buy your ticket, get the date in your diary and come a long for a great night out. And in the meantime, watch Lorna and John's promo video to find out more!

Putting user experience first benefits us all

Rob Marrs, Head of Education, reflects on the recent Inclusion Scotland conference and asks what difference would it make if we began by asking how can we design processes to make sure everyone can participate.

The victim surcharge

Law Society Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley provides an update on the victim surcharge regulations which were introduced in November.

My unconventional journey to qualification

Claire Withers, newly-qualified solicitor at Brodies, discusses her journey to qualification and explains why, despite qualifying six years later than intended, she wouldn't change her experiences on the way

Platinum blog series - rehabilitating woman offenders with Grace

As part of our Platinum blog series marking the Society's 70th year, we hear from Joyce Murray, founder of the social enterprise Grace Chocolates which supports women who have touched the criminal justice system towards fulfilling employment.