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Why do young women leave their jobs?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, seeks answers to the question of why women exit the legal profession in the 20s and 30s.

Investigatory Powers Bill could breach client confidentiality and break EU law

The Law Society of Scotland has warned that despite moves to protect client communications with solicitors, the UK Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill could still fall short.

The Society tenders for The Journal Magazine contract

Opportunity for contract publishers with experience in professional services magazines.

April 2016 Bulletin

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

New Employment Tribunal system must preserve public recognition and respect

The Law Society of Scotland has raised a number of concerns about Scottish Government proposals for devolution of the Employment Tribunal system in Scotland.

Legal Aid video highlights importance of funding access to justice

The Society's latest video highlights the importance of legal aid in ensuring access to justice for all.

Local solicitors wanted for Law Society Council

Nominations are open from 6 April – 27 April for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Law reform round up April 2016

Lobbying (Scotland) Bill, Abusive Behaviour, Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill and Mandatory Pay Gap Reporting, and more.

Law Society survey of solicitors finds increase in optimism

Optimism among Scotland’s solicitors continues to rise, research carried out by the Law Society has found. The annual survey of...

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

Can an in-house solicitor employed by a local authority advise both their employer and an “integration joint board” set up by their employer and the health board under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014?

Vulnerable adult protections need urgent review

The Society says major changes to the law are required to protect adults with incapacity

Reminder re client balances held after the conclusion of a matter

We're again reminding members that failure to have disbursed all historic client balances held following conclusion of transactions will now be reported to the Client Protection Sub-Committee.