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Gillespie Macandrew joins contextualised recruitment pilot

Gillespie Macandrew is the third firm to join a pilot scheme to incorporate contextualised recruitment into their next trainee hiring round. A partnership between Rare Recruitment and the Law Society, the aim is to increase fair access to the profession.

Give the gift of thanks this BaubleFest

The theme for this year's annual festive Lawscot Foundation fundraiser is 'thank you'. Buy a bauble for our Lawscot Foundation tree to say ‘thank you’ to someone who has made a difference in your life, with all the proceeds raised going to support more young people.

New pilot scheme to tackle social mobility in Scotland

A first of its kind pilot scheme has been launched to help improve the chances for less-advantaged young people to get into their dream career in the legal sector.

See you again next year, Edinburgh Pride

Alongside a number of Law Society colleagues, Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, joined The Glass Network and CMS at Edinburgh Pride on Saturday.

The power of role models in instigating change

Our Chief Executive Lorna Jack looks at the importance of role models in encouraging equality in the legal profession.

How to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation

Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, talks about the recent roundtable we hosted for people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and explains the steps you can take to get a more diverse group of people applying to your organisation.

Greater consistency needed for vulnerable accused people

Report sets out five key steps to ensure greater consistency for vulnerable accused people

How employers can get practically involved with social mobility

Olivia Parker, Interim Head of Careers & Outreach at the Law Society of Scotland, shares two key takeaways on how employers can practically get engaged with social mobility.

Accredited Paralegal blog: March 2019

Janet Rieu-Clarke, our Accredited Paralegal has been out and about this week, meeting Accredited Paralegals, solicitors and paralegals who are not accredited... Yet! She's had her pic taken for the First 100 Years project, shares some great news in numbers and invites you to get involved and share your own stories.

International Women’s Day 2019 President’s Speech

International Women’s Day 2019 President’s speech delivered at the President’s Annual Dinner in Edinburgh, by our President, Alison Atack.

First female solicitor appointed Dean of Greenock Faculty of Procurators

Law Society president Alison Atack congratulates Jill Carrick, the first woman to be appointed Dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Greenock

Tell us your thoughts on BAME representation in the profession

Rob Marrs, Head of Education and Policy at the Law Society, explains why we're keen to hear from BAME students, trainees or NQs who have had previous careers prior to studying law.