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How in-house lawyers can get the most from LinkedIn

Sara Scott, Vice Convener of the Society's In-house Lawyers' Committee looks at why and how in-house solicitors can learn to love LinkedIn and get more out of it by doing just four key things.

Mastering study-life balance during your LLB

Caitlin Alexander, an LLB student at the University of Glasgow, make a case for capitalising on summer holidays to do the thighs you love.

Law Society pays tribute to Jock Smith

Law Society president Eilidh Wiseman has paid tribute to past president Jock Smith (John Mitchell Melvin Smith WS), who passed away last week.

New stop and search powers would have little benefit, Law Society says

The Law Society of Scotland has questioned the benefit of giving police new powers to stop and search children and young people today, Monday 18 July.

Children’s Hearings System | Vision and Values Review

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) have published a new vision and values statement for the Children’s Hearings System, and are keen to get your views on this work, its content and its relevance.

Law Society of Scotland urges House of Lords to protect client confidentiality

We have urged the House of Lords to support proposals to protect confidentiality between lawyers and clients under the Investigatory Powers Bill, which begins its committee stage today, Monday 11 July.

Thirty minutes to help defend legal aid

Mark Thorley and Jim Stephenson, partners at Thorley Stephenson and members of the Law Society’s Legal Aid Committee, explain why they've completed the independent legal aid financial survey.

July 2016 Bulletin

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

Law reform round up July 2016

Immigration and asylum tribunal fees, the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the proposed secondary market for pension annuities, and more.

Equality and Diversity - meet our guest bloggers

We speak to Rosalind McInnes from the BBC

Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal seeks new solicitor members

There will be a number of vacancies for new solicitor members on the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) later this year.

Patient-centred no-fault redress scheme must not increase blame culture in NHS

The Society has responded to Scottish Government proposals for a no-blame redress scheme for the healthcare sector