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Should you consider college before university?

In the latest of our series of blogs, Fife College lecturer, Sarah-Jane McCormick, discusses why many students choose to study the HNC/D Legal Services prior to the LLB and the benefits of doing so

Support from LawCare

Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, outlines their support available for anyone working in the legal profession experiencing mental health or wellbeing problems.

Jury decision making - hearing the views of rape victims

Policy executive and secretary to our criminal law committee, Gillian Mawdsley, reflects on a successful roundtable event bringing together organisations representing victims of sexual assualt with the profession and academics as part of ongoing research into jury decision making

Journal editorial March 2020

The Scottish Sentencing Council's proposed guideline for young offenders should be looked at in the wider sentencing context

Can you become a solicitor with no highers? I did!

Kevin Currie, discusses his journey from his time as an apprentice mechanic, with no Highers, to becoming a trainee solicitor at Andersonbain LLP and the hurdles he faced along the way

How mindfulness can help us take back control

Hannah Frahm, a dual-qualified solicitor working at Brodies and mindfulness and meditation teacher tells us how mindfulness can help us to take back control

Top take-aways from my traineeship

NQ solicitor, Aidan Tuohy, reflects on the last two years and shares the key things he has taken away from his traineeship

HNC to Trainee

COPFS trainee, Freya Anderson Ward, explains why, for her, the HNC Legal Services was the perfect stepping stone to the LLB.

Flexible working and 'walking the talk'

Olivia Moore works in Careers & Outreach at the Law Society of Scotland. In this piece she uses the story of one prospective trainee to examine why employers might want to improve their flexible working practices to accommodate the next generation of solicitors.

Journal editorial February 2020

The words and actions of the UK Government are causing unease for believers in democracy and the rule of law

The benefits of a good mentor

Ahead of our new mentor training on Wednesday 26 February, Cheryl Ferguson discusses the benefits of a good mentor and how to make the most of your mentoring relationship

Closing Skills Gaps and Increasing Diversity

Morna Ronnie, Head of Programmes at Back in Business, talks about closing the skills gap, increasing diversity and returners to the profession.

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