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Gender equality progress must continue for the benefit of all

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.

Progressing accelerated written pleas of guilty during lockdown

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

Why you should consider a career in-house

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.

Life as a court trainee

Ross O'Donnell, first year trainee at TC Young, tells us why he believes that life as a court trainee is truly fascinating.

Philip Yelland, Executive Director of Regulation, to retire

Executive Director of Regulation, Philip Yelland, will retire at the end of May after 30 years at the Law Society.

Save, donate and nominate to help the Lawscot Foundation

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.

Journal editorial May 2020

Could the COVID-19 crisis provide an opportunity for some radical thinking about our society?

Getting colleague communications right during lockdown

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.

VE day and the Hate Crime Bill

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.

Staying healthy under lockdown

Trainee and qualified personal trainer, Nicky Beach, TLT LLP, explains how we can all stay fit and healthy whilst adhering to the lockdown restrictions

The virtual reality of the solicitor estate agency market

NQ Solicitor Aidan Tuohy explains how the process of conveyancing has changed under the current lockdown measurements