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Gaining legal experience as part of your law degree

Matthew Sharpe a fourth year LLB student at the University of Glasgow explains how LLB students can get some experience under their belt even at an early stage.

Email fraud with subject line ‘Compensation fund’ - 14 September 2016

The UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, ActionFraud, has reported that here is a phishing email currently in circulation that claims to be from the City of London Police and which features the subject line ‘Compensation fund’.

Attempted email fraud targeting a Scottish law firm - 14 September 2016

We have received reports of yet another case of an email scam targeting the Scottish legal profession.

A textbook example of how to achieve your dreams

The inspirational story of how one law student is overcoming challenge after challenge to go after her dream career.

Win legal work experience

Fancy winning three weeks' paid work experience at the Scottish Parliament PLUS £500 cold hard cash from the Law Society of Scotland? Enter the 2016/17 student competition.

How Scottish solicitors can use their skills to help worthy causes

There are a number of events happening throughout the year which could benefit both your clients and a range of charities - whilst boosting future business for your firm.

Society to publish UPC findings online

A range of unsatisfactory professional conduct findings will be published to improve transparency of the Society’s regulatory procedures

September 2016 Bulletin

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

Law reform round up September 2016

Policing and Crime Bill, non-compete clauses, the CMA’s Report on the Legal Services Market and more.

Law Society responds to Scottish Government legislative programme

Access to justice must remain priority during roll out of legislative programme

Equality and diversity - meet our guest bloggers

We talk to Jennifer Young, chairman of Ledingham Chalmers

SLCC complaints levy policy - changes to internal guidance

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has updated its internal guidance which will apply to the determination of all complaints that go to Determination Committees from 1 September 2016.