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Admissions ceremony welcomes 49 new Scottish solicitors

The Scottish legal sector has welcomed 49 new solicitors at an admissions ceremony held at the historic Signet Library in Edinburgh.

Young leaders in law to inspire with universities campaign

A group of young leaders from Scotland’s legal sector has joined a new campaign to inspire Scots law students as they pursue their own legal careers.

New course to boost paralegal careers and the legal sector

The Law Society of Scotland has partnered with Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen to offer an accredited qualification tailored to paralegals, the first of its kind in Scotland.

Christopher Knudsen wins 2023 In-House Rising Star Award

An early-career solicitor for a company focused on reducing food waste has been awarded the Law Society of Scotland’s 2023 In-House Rising Star Award.

Law Society acts to ensure students not impacted by marking boycott

The Law Society of Scotland has moved to support law students by advising universities that a marking and assessment boycott should not impede progress from undergraduate studies to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP).

Record-breaking ceremony welcomes new Scottish solicitors to the profession

Scotland’s legal sector has welcomed 80 new solicitors to the profession, at a record-breaking admissions ceremony in Edinburgh. Today’s admissions...

Law students sought for New Lawyers Reference Group

We are currently looking for LLB or DPLP students to join our New Lawyers Reference Group.

Diploma changes to aid clarity and inclusiveness

The Law Society of Scotland has launched consultation on proposed minor changes to modernise the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice required to undertake a solicitor traineeship.

New Scottish solicitors honoured with admissions ceremony

The Scottish legal sector has welcomed 55 new solicitors to the profession at an admissions ceremony at the Signet Library in central Edinburgh.

Support and oversight stepped up for solicitor traineeships

The Law Society of Scotland has committed to improved support and oversight of trainee solicitors and training managers.

New record set for number of trainee solicitors in Scotland

A new record has been set for the number of trainee solicitors registered in Scotland, with Law Society of Scotland figures showing 788 traineeships began in the 2021-2022 practice year.

Record-breaking trend continues for new solicitor traineeships

The Scottish legal sector is currently on track to record its highest ever number of solicitor traineeships in a year, maintaining the momentum from a record-breaking 2021.