How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

The Law Society of Scotland has condemned the use of dismissive references to the legal profession as “lefty lawyers."

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Perhaps now, more than ever, the Scottish legal profession needs to be on its guard against scams and fraudulent attacks. As our collective efforts are concentrated on recovering from the effects of the pandemic, fraudsters are making the most of the distraction.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Two brand new faces are returned to the Law Society of Scotland Council along with a more familiar face, who returns for a second term.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

The Society has welcomed Justice Committee recommendations on reopening Scotland’s courts and tribunals system.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on moving home and confirmed that all home moves will continue to be permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the Society's In-house Rising Star Award 2020. Read more about this year's award finalists.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

We have welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that it is to amend key aspects of the hate crime bill to address concerns we have raised.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

We are pleased to invite our members to join and take part in the Recovery Advice for Business scheme by offering free support and advice to help small businesses recover from the impact of Coronavirus.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

With 100 days to go until the end of the transition period, Michael Barnier, Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, warns that ‘Nobody should underestimate the practical, economic and social consequences of a “no deal” scenario."

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Diversity data will be collected as part of the annual Practising Certificate (PC) renewal process for the first time this year, in order to support and advance the Law Society of Scotland’s equality and diversity work.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Law Society of Scotland Property Law Committee member, Brian Smith, sits on a Ministerial Working Group set up to consider the issues with External Wall Systems and has written a discussion piece looking at some of the recent developments in this area.

How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline

Recent surveys we have carried out highlight that organisations are increasingly turning to their in-house legal professionals to support them with meeting their legal and regulatory obligations during the coronavirus outbreak.