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Fighting for peace and quiet – how the right hobbies can help

Susannah Pencovich, a newly-qualified solicitor based in Edinburgh and specialising in property and private Client work, discusses the benefits to new lawyers of taking up a relaxing hobby.

Career development and volunteering at the Law Society

If you want to enhance your career, develop your skills or just give back your profession, there are lots of different personal and professional development opportunities at the Law Society.

Increased civil court fees would be damaging to access to justice

The Society responds to the Scottish Government's consultation on court fees

Why law students should be thinking tech

Rob Marrs, our Head of Education, explains how getting to grips with emerging technology can help law students stand out to employers.

October 2016 Lawscot News

Read the latest news from the Scottish legal profession in our October 2016 Lawscot News

Law Society staff climb Ben Nevis for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Law Society of Scotland staff scaled the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis on Saturday, 1 October 2016, to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Management of confidential correspondence from solicitor to prisoners

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is reminding solicitors of the need to ‘double envelope’ any correspondence which is sent to clients who are in custody, to ensure that it is passed to the individual unopened.

Let's Talk Progression - Linda Urquhart

Linda Urquhart OBE WS, Chairman at Morton Fraser LLP, shares her career story.

The role of solicitors at the heart of society, according to the Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland

Rt Hon Lady Dorrian speech from the Society's annual conference Leading Legal Excellence: Succeeding at the heart of society

Law reform round up October 2016

Scotland’s place in Europe following the result of the referendum, Scottish Government’s legislative programme and more.

Mindfulness – what is it and how can it help new lawyers?

Two trainee solicitors, both at Brodies, share their thoughts on mindfulness – the process of incorporating awareness into our daily lives.

Low interest rates and the impact on firms and client accounts

Due to the current interest rate levels, which are at an historic low, we are providing a further update for members on the accounts rules implications.