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Gillian Mawdsley: My experience of attending COP26

Gillian Mawdsley, solicitor and former Policy Executive and co-secretary of the Society's COP26 and Climate Change Working Group, writes about her experience of attending COP26 in Glasgow.

Professor Abbe Brown: My experience of attending COP26

Abbe Brown, Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Aberdeen, is a member of our COP26 and Climate Change Working Group and Technology Committee. In her blog, Abbe writes about her experience as a delegate at COP26 in Glasgow.

"All Human, All Equal" - International Human Rights Day 2021

Fiona Killen, solicitor, member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Constitutional Law Sub-Committee and formerly the Law Society’s representative on the Scottish Government’s Human Rights Leadership Taskforce, shares her thoughts to mark International Human Rights Day 2021

Journal editorial December 2021: Look after your people

With business levels strong, and the job market tightening, employers will have to show they care for their staff if they want to keep them

Lawscot Wellbeing - where are all the men?

Recently, I put out a call asking for men to get involved with our International Men’s Day campaign. Sticking with the narrative that men don’t like discussing their mental health, I was disappointed only two guys came forward.

International Day of Disabled Persons - Laura McClinton

On International Day of Disabled Persons, we are delighted to share a blog by Laura McClinton a solicitor with Burness Paull. This blog was first published by Burness Paull to mark World Arthritis day on 12 October and is reproduced with kind permission.

Client experience and design-led thinking: what law can learn from tech

Following up her session at our Law & Tech Conference in October, Lauren Watson Director of Legal Partnerships at Legl discusses how tech can help firms become more client centric.

International Men's Day 2021: 'Big boys don’t cry, but men do'

For International Men's Day 2021, a director in a large law firm in Scotland shares his experience with his own mental heath struggles and how he manages it.

International Men's Day 2021: Having the strength to not 'man up'

Declan Cleary, a paraplanner at Anderson Strathern Asset Management, shares his experience of anxiety and reminds us that we are not alone.

UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Our International Policy Executive Adam Marks provides the low down on the recent Agreement in Principle, highlighting the key points and what they mean for the legal profession.

COP26 and human rights - roundtable round up

In the run up to the Conference of the Parties 26 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the Society's Working Group on COP26 & Climate Change organised a roundtable event to consider the topic of COP26, climate change and human rights. Alison McNab and Gillian Mawdsley provide a round up from the event.

Journal editorial November 2021

The political choice regarding legal services regulation may ultimately be one of priorities relating to independence and the profession