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How we support our legal aid members – a personal perspective

Matthew Thomson, solicitor and legal aid policy officer at the Law Society of Scotland outlines what the Society does to support its members who work in legal aid.

Legal aid news and updates - May 2015

In November 2014, the Law Society’s Legal Aid Committee published a discussion paper on legal assistance in Scotland. The consultation period closed on 30 January 2015.

Who'd want to be a criminal legal aid lawyer these days?

Matthew Thomson, solicitor and legal aid policy officer at the Law Society of Scotland scans the criminal legal aid landscape and looks at the challenges and motivation for today’s practitioners.

Law Matters - February 2015

Law Matters keeps MSPs and parliamentary staff abreast of the Society's work at the Scottish, UK and European parliaments, highlighting key issues about the justice system and legal profession.