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Peebles High School wins national debating tournament for second year in a row

Thomas Dunmur and Laura Eggleton of Peebles High School have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters, after winning the grand final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2020/21, organised by the Law Society of Scotland.

Dewar Debate 2021 finalists confirmed

Four teams from schools across Scotland have reached the grand final of our national schools debating tournament, after a nail-biting semi-final that saw the return of the unseen motion.

Dewar Debate semi-finalists confirmed

Pupils from schools across Scotland debated the motion “This house would abolish the Olympic Games” to win a place in the semi-finals of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

First fully virtual Dewar Debate kicks off

The first fully virtual Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, organised by the Law Society of Scotland, has kicked off, with pupils from across Scotland taking part online in the opening round of the contest.

Peebles High pupils win Dewar Debate final

Two pupils from Peebles High School have won the grand final of this year’s national Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Four schools reach Dewar Debate finals

Teams from schools across Scotland have won places in the grand final of the Law Society's national debating tournament.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to the semi-final of our national schools' debating tournament.

Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to next round of national debating tournament.

SNAILED IT… Law society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’ which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Mooting? What's that?

Lauren Pennycook, final year law student at the University of Dundee and Vice President (External Competition) of the University of Dundee Mooting Society, discusses her experience of mooting and the benefits this has brought

Starting your traineeship? What to expect...

David Phinn, trainee solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, discusses his experience of embarking on the traineeship and gives you his top tips for a successful beginning

A career in law... It was worth the wait

Trainee, Cheryl Ferguson, talks about training as an architect then changing careers to law and tells us why it was the best decision she made