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What have I learned in four years? Where do I start...

John Brannigan, of Russells Gibson McCaffrey, explains why, after only four years in post, he's only too aware of how rewarding a career as a solicitor can be

Why you should consider the Brussels secondment: beer, chocolate and bureaucracy

Eugene McQuaid, a dual qualified lawyer, currently working as an EU Regulatory and Public Affairs Consultant in Brussels explains (from personal experience) why trainees and supervising solicitors should think seriously about the six month trainee secondment in Brussels.

Secondment Island

What can you learn about successful secondments from Love Island? A suprising amount, Callum O’Brien discovers. Callum is currently on secondment working in-house at Scottish Power.

Innovation in the law: what do students need to know?

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society of Scotland, discusses Legal Cheek's recent event for students hosted by Pinsent Masons, focusing on how innovation in technology is changing the face of the profession.

The benefits of presenting skills

Our Careers Development Officer, Darren Kerr, talks about the value of good presentation skills and urges young professionals to take part in our upcoming event on presenting.

Five key lessons learned during my traineeship

Tim Taylor, a second year trainee solicitor at Hastings Legal discusses the five key things he has learned during the traineeship

Top tips from last year's In-house Rising Star

Leanne Hammell, winner of the In-house Rising Star Award in 2017, discusses her top tips she picked up for succeeding in-house and what being named Rising Star meant to her.

Trainee rates of pay 2018

Trainee solicitors in Scotland should receive a pay increase in 2018/19, according to recommendations made by the Law Society of...

Take your seat at the table and join our Council to represent new lawyers

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer, tells NQs and admitted trainees why they should apply for the current position of Council Rep for New Lawyers and join the Law Society's decision-making body.

Sowing the seeds of successful future leaders

Olivia Parker, Careers Development Officer at the Law Society, talks about how best to invest in your junior workforce to boost morale and grow a committed, highly-skilled next generation of leaders.

What the Lawscot Foundation means to Laura

One of our first ever Lawscot Foundation recipients is Laura, who is studying at Abertay University. While she was still at school, Laura spent a period of time living in a homeless shelter and writes about what the support from the Lawscot Foundation means to her.

Calling new lawyers to Council

Ayla Skene reflects on her two years on Council as representative for new lawyers and encourages people who are considering standing, to take the plunge.