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Brussels Agenda - June 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Group working in the diploma in legal practice

Samantha Stewart, who completed both her LLB and diploma at the University of Strathclyde, talks about the benefits of group working in the diploma and how to deal with the less positive stuff.

Nairn Academy pupils win national debating tournament

Caitlin Sherrett and Finlay Allmond from Nairn Academy have been crowned Scotland’s best young debaters after winning the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament last night, Thursday 9 June.

The Society supports recommendation to raise age of criminal responsibility

Raising the age of criminal responsibility would bring consistency across Scots Law, according to the Law Society of Scotland. Scotland...

Law Society and Legal Hackers Scotland to host access to justice 'hackathon'

The Law Society of Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland are inviting teams to gather round their laptops for the Law Society’s first ever access to justice 'hackathon'.

June 2016 Bulletin

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

Trainee blog - John Morgan

John is one of our trainee bloggers from Brodies LLP. John grew up in Coatbridge, in North Lanarkshire, and attended the University of Glasgow for his LLB, spending time abroad at the Universities of Toronto, Connecticut and Cagliari.

NQ blog - June 2016: How do clients choose which firm to consult with?

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

Law reform round up June 2016

Scottish Law Commission discussion paper on prescription, proposals for a British Bill of Rights, and more.

How to ace competency-based interviews

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, offers advice on how to handle competency-based questions in application forms and interviews.

Law Society comment on Law Officer nominations

The Law Society of Scotland has commented on today’s announcement that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recommended the appointments of...

EU referendum: in-house survey results

Last month’s survey indicated a strong preference from respondents working in-house to remain part of the EU.