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Law Society of Scotland appoints Lockton as Master Policy brokers

The Law Society of Scotland has appointed leading insurance brokers Lockton to administer and broker its Master Policy of Professional Indemnity Insurance from 1 January 2017, following a recent tender process.

Scam emails and online extortion - 3 May 2016

Fraudsters are continuing to hack into email accounts and are sending fake instructions to practice units instructing client funds to be sent to newly notified bank accounts controlled by the fraudsters.

Professional Practice Updates - May 2016

We have updated the guidance on client communication (Rule B4) and the new guidance will come into effect on 1 June 2016.

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 - May 2016: Having a client’s life in your hands

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

Three things law students should know (that you won’t read in a university prospectus)

Sara Ford, a recent graduate of the University of Aberdeen, reveals what all prospective law students should know - including how best to handle your relationship with Judge Judy.

Moving from the LLB to the Diploma

Rona Macleod, a Diploma student at the University of Glasgow, explains what to expect when transitioning from LLB to Diploma.

Fake solicitor calling themselves 'MB Norman Solicitors'

We’re aware of an attempt by scammers to pose as a law firm called ‘MB Norman Solicitors’.

Ashurst LLP sign up to support schools legal education initiative

International law firm Ashurst has signed up to support the Law Society of Scotland’s Street Law programme in schools across the country.

Brussels Agenda - April 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Law Society welcomes Lady Dorrian appointment as Lord Justice Clerk

A comment from Christine McLintock, President of the Law Society of Scotland, on the announcement that the Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian QC is to be Scotland’s new Lord Justice Clerk.

Clarity needed on proposals to create offence of domestic abuse

Clarity is needed on proposals for a new law of domestic abuse if it is to help those affected by either physical or psychological abuse, says the Law Society of Scotland.