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Recommended pay to increase for trainee solicitors

Our recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors in Scotland will increase from next month.

Environmental topic decides Dewar Debate 2022 finalists

Four high school teams are heading to the Scottish Parliament for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament, after a round of thrilling semi-finals focused on the topical subject of environmental activism.

Support for trainees and training managers

We are issuing a reminder about support, guidance and obligations for trainees and training managers, along with the steps we're taking to see whether we can better support the training process.

University of Edinburgh duo win Elaine Tyre Client Consultation Competition

Two University of Edinburgh students have won this year's Elaine Tyre Client Consultation Competition, giving them a chance to go on and win the International Client Consultation Competition later in 2022.

Traineeship numbers bounce back from Covid lull

The number of traineeships begun in the last practice year totaled 744, a significant increase on the 434 started in the previous practice year, our latest figures show.

2021 Law student events and careers talks

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual careers talks and events, aimed at helping law students on their way to entering the legal profession.

Law Society launches COP26 & climate change competition

Should climate change be a mandatory part of legal education to prepare Scotland's lawyers of the future? Or would having a universal definition of 'ecocide' help to tackle climate change globally? Scots Law students have been challenged to write or record their views on climate change and the law in our new competition to mark COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November.

Secondment opportunity in Brussels

The UK Law Societies' Joint Brussels Office has an exciting opportunity for trainee solicitors, newly qualified solicitors, or paralegals to gain international experience with a three-month secondment at its office.

Legal aid trainee fund launches

The Scottish Government’s £1 million fund to support 40 legal aid traineeships in Scotland has opened to applicants.

Recommended trainee pay held for second year

The recommended rates of pay for trainee solicitors will not change for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing economic impact of coronavirus, the Society has confirmed.

Law Society and Hey Legal team up to boost flexible traineeships

We've joined forces with Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, to help promote flexible traineeships across the profession.

Traineeship numbers hit by pandemic

Our latest figures show that the number of traineeships offered by solicitors fell by more than a quarter in the last practice year, as the effect of the coronavirus pandemic took its toll.