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Exams in a time of Covid

Third-year LLB student, Daniel Walker, explores the nature of online exams and discusses why they should be approached in the same way as traditional, pre-Covid examinations.

Our 2021 priorities: Incapacity, mental health and adult care and protection

Adrian Ward makes the case for cross-party commitment to coordinated and updated legislation across adult incapacity, mental health, and adult support and protection law and practice, one of our priorities for the next Session of the Scottish Parliament.

Adapting to new ways of working

Ahead of their panel session at our Annual Conference on Friday 30 April, our sponsors Lockton considers what to consider when adapting to our current working environment.

What can we learn from IBA research on mental wellbeing in the profession?

Our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore takes a look at the recent International Bar Association research into mental wellbeing and considers how the findings compare with Society’s own research in this area.

Journal editorial April 2021

Truth and power: democracy in the UK is not in a very healthy state at present. What will happen after the May elections?

Exploring alternative careers: How I ended up building a career in marketing

As part of our blog series looking at alternative careers with an LLB, Emma O’Day, Head of Marketing at Cashroom, explores where her degree took her after graduating and deciding not to pursue a career as a solicitor.

Making the most of price transparency

Council member and convener of the Society's Professional Practice Committee, Austin Lafferty writes about the recent introduction of Price Transparency Guidance for the profession - and how he has found it a useful management tool for his business.

My time as a co-opted Board member

Lynsey Walker, Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, shares what it was like to be the Society's co-opted Board member with less than 10 years PQE, how it helped her and why she would recommend the experience to all.

Easter: Bringing hope in troubled times

For Easter, Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, considers the meaning of this important Christian festival and the hope it offers as we begin to emerge from lockdown.

Regaining a sense of connectivity, certainty and control

For April's Stress Awareness Month, our Careers and Wellbeing Manager Olivia Moore explores its key themes of connectivity, certainty and control, and offers some practical tips.

Student wellbeing: How I'm managing mine

Glasgow University DPLP student Rachael Purvis discusses managing mental health at university and shares her top tips for maintaining positive mental wellbeing.

LinkedIn: Help or hindrance?

Anna Boyle, President of the University of Strathclyde's Law Society and third-year LLB student, looks at how our usage of social media has increased throughout the pandemic - but is this a good thing?