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Consultation on the Fourth Money Laundering directive

All firms are being encouraged to respond to the UK Government's consultation on the transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.

Brussels Agenda - October 2016

The latest news from the Law Societies' Brussels Office.

Trainee blog - Letitia Longworth

Letitia Longworth is one of our trainee bloggers from Brodies LLP. Originally from York, Letitia obtained her first degree in English from the University of St Andrews and her graduate LLB and Diploma from the University of Edinburgh.

NQ blog - October 2016: The value of persistence, whatever career stage you're at

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

Legal aid news and updates - October 2016

The High Court of Justiciary has made an Act of Adjournal under section 305 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

Changing shape of the legal profession: in-house survey

As the legal profession continues to change shape, we're keen to find out more about the services supplied by in-house solicitors.

Law Society of Scotland launches new roadshow for trainee solicitors

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a series of free events for trainee solicitors across Scotland to hear from an expert panel and meet other trainees in their area.

Annual Conference 2016 - Leading Legal Excellence

Managing your inner chimp and life after Brexit to feature at Law Society conference

Law Society staff build bottle greenhouse

Law Society of Scotland staff got stuck in at the Gilmerton Child and Family Centre last week with Bedrock, a charity dedicated to helping Early Years services across Scotland.

Secret in-house lawyer: what's in a name?

There are some dilemmas faced by those practising in-house that most dare not speak of. Not so our secret in-house lawyer. Here they reflect on the tricky matter of picking a suitable job title, taking a lighter look at the challenge of explaining to colleagues what exactly it is they do.

What is a reasonable adjustment in recruitment?

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, discusses reasonable adjustments in recruitment and what employers need to do to meet their obligations.

Street Law - opening doors that shouldn’t be closed

Jordon Reid, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and currently a second-year commercial real estate trainee at Brodies LLP in Edinburgh, reflects on his experiences as a Street Law trainer.