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Judicial Factor appointed to Paisley law firm

The Law Society of Scotland has successfully petitioned the Court of Session to appoint a Judicial Factor over Paisley legal practice, Robertson and Ross Solicitors Limited today, Friday 12 August 2016.

Equality and Diversity - meet our guest bloggers

Shona Simon, President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) tells us about her career path and experiences.

August 2016 Bulletin

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our August 2016 Bulletin

Law reform round up August 2016

New proposals to introduce a no-blame redress scheme for the healthcare sector, new police powers for stop and search, Investigatory Powers Bill and more.

Practising certificate renewal for Scottish solicitors opens this month

Scottish solicitors will be able to renew their practising certificate online from 25 August 2016, with 31 October set as the deadline for completing the process.

What stress means for new lawyers

Olivia Parker, Careers & Outreach Executive at the Society, looks at the causes of and potential solutions to stress for legal professionals in the early part of their career.

Trainee blog - Kathryn Alexander

Kathryn is one of our trainee bloggers from Brodies LLP. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in German and Spanish, Kathryn returned to her native Edinburgh for the LLB and Diploma.

NQ blog - August 2016: What does the average Scottish solicitor have in common with Harvey Specter?

John Brannigan studied at the University of Glasgow and completed his traineeship at Gallen & Co Solicitors.

Scottish notaries working in England and Wales - we need your input

We’re continuing to argue for revision of the restrictions in the Legal Services Act 2007 which prevent Scottish notaries working in England from performing notarial services.

Law Society comment on court fees consultation

Eilidh Wiseman, president of the Law Society, comments on Scottish Government proposals for raising fees for bringing court actions across the civil courts.

Five benefits of undertaking an LLM programme

David Murphy, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh explains why he's undertaking the extra step to complete an LLM degree.

Suspicious emails from a "Linda McNair" - 22 July 2016

We’re aware of potentially malicious emails being sent from a “Linda McNair Conveyancer PLS Connect” reporting to relate to a property transaction.