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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.

HND to LLB and beyond

In the first of a new series of blogs highlighting non-traditional pathways to qualification, David Durie, DPLP student, tells us why studying the HND Legal Services helped him realise his potential and prepare him to for the next step

The power of partnerships

Back in November our Equality and Diversity Manager Elaine MacGlone attended the Stonewall Scotland workplace conference. A key theme was the power of partnerships to pool resources and exceed what an individual organisation may be able to achieve on their own - an approach which the Law Society is always keen to embrace.