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Opportunity for newly qualified solicitors to join Council

Opportunities to stand for Council representing newly qualified members, solicitors in six constituencies across Scotland and Scottish solicitors working in England and Wales.

Reflections on an in-house traineeship

In her final seat and looking forward to qualifying, Joan McHutchison from Glasgow City Council, reflects on an in-house traineeship

Resilience over rejection: the key to success.

Emma Shewan, paralegal at Baillie Gifford and future trainee at Pinsent Masons, discusses how resilience in the face of rejection is essential when you're in a tough traineeship market.

‘Commercial skills for young professionals’ training launch

Today marks the launch of a brand new series of business skills training developed by the Law Society of Scotland in partnership with Sandstone Communications.

Admission regulations under review

As part of the Law Society’s Rules Review Project, regulations on admission as a solicitor are to be revised.

Considering a career outside a big firm

Arlene Gibbs, Aberdeenshire Council, discusses her experience at the Lawscot Student Roadshow speaking about career opportunities outside a big firm, from an in-house and high street perspective.

From big firm to in-house secondment

Kirsten Belk, second year trainee at Brodies LLP, discusses the five most importants things she has learned from her secondment at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

New video highlights Lawscot Foundation success story

A new video featuring one of the first Scots law students to be awarded Lawscot Foundation funding and mentoring support has been launched.

Mooting whilst studying a law degree: is it worth it?

David Meiklejohn, second year LLB student at the University of Glasgow, talks about how mooting alongside studying the law allows you to enhance your skills.

Increase in traineeships offered by sole practitioners and in Highlands and Islands

Our latest figures reveal the number of traineeships registered in the last practice year and trends over recent years.

A career outside a big firm

Are you an LLB or DPLP student who's keen to find out about working in-house or for a high street firm? Our newest roadshow for students is bringing employers to you!

Why mentoring matters

David Bryson, an experienced mentor from our career and trainee CPD schemes, discusses our newest mentoring scheme for law students and trainees.