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In-house and private practice traineeships - two sides of the same coin

Gavin Smith, a trainee at Standard Life, explains how, whilst in-house and private practice traineeships have their differences, they actually have a lot in common.

Secret in-house lawyer: who is your client?

There are some dilemmas faced by those practising in-house that most dare not speak of. Not so our secret in-house lawyer. In the latest blog, they tackle a tricky question - who is your client?

Are you managing your time effectively?

David Bryson, Senior Legal Counsel at Baillie Gifford & Co and co-Vice Convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee, provides some time management tips to help you get the most out of your day.

Leanne is a rising star

Glasgow-based solicitor Leanne Hammell has been named as the Law Society of Scotland’s In-house Rising Star 2017.

Law Society Rising Star shortlist announced

The finalists for the Law Society of Scotland’s 2017 In-house Rising Star Award have been announced.

Trainee blog - Christopher Knudsen

Christopher Knudsen is a trainee solicitor at North Lanarkshire Council, Legal and Democratic Solutions. He is coming to the end of his first seat in Asset and Information and will shortly be moving to a seat in Licensing and Litigation.

A great leap into the unknown

Kundai Phute, Governance Solicitor at Aberdeen City Council, reflects on her first few months as an in-house solicitor and some of the things she loves about her move over from private practice.

CPD for in-house lawyers - gender pay gap reporting

At this month’s ‘CPD for In-house Lawyers’ seminar, Amanda Jones – Head of the Employment, Pensions & Immigration team at Maclay Murray& Spens LLP – spoke to us about gender pay gap reporting. Here, Amanda reflects further on what this means for organisations and those involved with collating the data.

Last few days to nominate someone brilliant for In-house Rising Star Award

Your last chance to nominate someone brilliant for the 2017 In-house Rising Star Award, is fast approaching – final nominations for this prestigious award must be submitted by this Friday, 31 March.

To in-house or out-house? Part two

In the second part of this series, Vlad Valiente outlines the process involved in restructuring Midlothian Council's legal department following the decision to meet more of its legal needs in-house.

‘In-house rising stars’ chance to shine

If one of your colleagues or contacts is an in-house Scottish solicitor or trainee; or if you work in an in-house legal role, then you might be eligible to nominate or be nominated for the In-house Rising Star Award.

To in-house or out-house? Part one

In the first part of a two-part series, Vlad Valiente explains how Midlothian Council weighed up the potential pros and cons of bringing more legal work back in-house.